key something to something

ˈkey sb/sth to sth derived
usually passive (especially NAmE) to make sb/sth suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose
Syn: gear

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  • key to — ˈkey to [transitive] usually passive [present tense I/you/we/they key to he/she/it keys to present participle keying to past tense keyed to …   Useful english dictionary

  • key — ▪ I. key key 1 [kiː] noun [countable] COMPUTING 1. a part of a computer with a letter, number etc on it that you press with your fingers to make it work: • Press any key to continue. ˈalt key COMPUTING …   Financial and business terms

  • key — key1 [ ki ] noun count *** ▸ 1 for opening/locking ▸ 2 for achieving something ▸ 3 on computer/instrument ▸ 4 in music ▸ 5 list of meanings/answers 1. ) a small piece of metal used for opening or locking a door or a container, or for starting the …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • key to — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms key to : present tense I/you/we/they key to he/she/it keys to present participle keying to past tense keyed to past participle keyed to mainly American key something to something to change… …   English dictionary

  • key in — PHRASAL VERB If you key something in, you put information into a computer or you give the computer a particular instruction by typing the information or instruction on the keyboard. [V P n (not pron)] Brian keyed in his personal code. [Also V n… …   English dictionary

  • key — key1 [kē] n. pl. keys [ME keye < OE cæge, akin to OFris kei, kēia, to secure, guard] 1. an instrument, usually of metal, for moving the bolt of a lock and thus locking or unlocking something 2. any of several instruments or mechanical devices… …   English World dictionary

  • Key — (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Key bed — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Key bolt — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Key bugle — Key Key (k[=e]), n. [OE. keye, key, kay, AS. c[ae]g.] 1. An instrument by means of which the bolt of a lock is shot or drawn; usually, a removable metal instrument fitted to the mechanism of a particular lock and operated by turning in its place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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