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key 1

British English: /kiː/
American English: /ki/

noun

  • 2
    (place) Schlüsselstellung, die (Military)
  • 3
    (set of answers) [Lösungs]schlüssel, der
    (to map etc.) Zeichenerklärung, die
    (to cipher) Schlüssel, der
  • 5
    (on piano, typewriter, etc.) Taste, die
    (on wind instrument) Klappe, die
  • 7
    (Music)
    Tonart, die
    [figurative] (of speech or writing) Ton, der
    Tonart, die
    sing/play in/off key
    richtig/falsch singen/spielen
  • 8
    (Botany)
    Flügelfrucht, die
  • 9
    (for grasping screws etc.) [Schrauben]schlüssel, der
    (for winding a clock etc.) Schlüssel, der
    house 1 3

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key up

transitive verb 1 (stimulate)key somebody up to something/to a state of excitement
jemanden zu etwas hinreißen/in einen Zustand der Erregung versetzen
the crowd was keyed up for the match
die Menge war auf das Spiel eingestimmt
2 (make extremely tense)be all keyed up
ganz aufgeregt sein
he was all keyed up for the great event
er fieberte dem großen Ereignis entgegen

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key 2

noun

  • (Geography)
    [Korallen]insel, die

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