key in meaning

  "key in" in a sentence
1. key sth inkey in sth to type information into a computer:
If you key your message in first, I'll show you how to send it.
Most people key in their work themselves now.
SIMILAR TO: type in, enter
2. be keyed up to be very nervous or excited about something:
Travis arrived, keyed up at the thought of seeing Rosemary again.
We were all keyed up and ready to go.
  • key:    Noun: key &nb ...
  • on-key:    Adjective: on-keyI ...
  • s/key:    [Computer]<secu ...


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  1. the operator also keys in the location.
  2. in crossing the bridge, she dropped the door key in the river.
  3. she closed and locked the cupboard and replaced the key in the desk drawer.
  4. i saw him put the key in the lock, turn it and open the door.
  5. i place myself by him. i touched the keys in unison with his imagination.

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