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Definition of key verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    key

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ki//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they key
     
    he / she / it keys
     
    past simple keyed
     
    -ing form keying
     
     
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  1. 1key something (in) key something (into something) to put information into a computer using a keyboard synonym enter Key (in) your password.
  2. 2to deliberately damage a car by scratching it with a key
  3. Phrasal Verbskey somebody/something to something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: key