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key

US [ki]
UK [kiː]
  • n.关键;钥匙;答案;要诀
  • v.键入;用键盘输入;用钥匙划坏(汽车)
  • adj.最重要的;主要的;关键的
  • Web密钥;键值;关键字
Plural Form:keys  Present Participle:keying  Past Tense:keyed  
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n.
— see also
low-key
开锁工具tool for lock
1.
钥匙a specially shaped piece of metal used for locking a door, starting a car, etc.
to insert/turn the key in the lock
把钥匙插入锁孔;转动锁孔中的钥匙
the car keys
汽车钥匙
a bunch of keys
一串钥匙
the spare key to the front door
前门备用钥匙
We'll have a duplicate key cut(= made) .
我们会配一把钥匙。
最重要的事most important thing
2.
[ususing]
关键;要诀a thing that makes you able to understand or achieve sth
The key to success is preparation.
成功的关键是准备。
The driver of the car probably holds the key to solving the crime.
这位汽车司机很可能掌握侦破这一罪案的关键证据。
The key is , how long can the federal government control the inflation rate?
关键在于联邦政府对通货膨胀率的控制能维持多久?
计算机on computer
3.
(计算机或打字机的)键any of the buttons that you press to operate a computer or typewriter
Press the return key to enter the information.
按回车键录入信息。
乐器on musical instrument
4.
(钢琴或其他乐器的)键any of the wooden or metal parts that you press to play a piano and some other musical instruments
音乐music
5.
a set of related notes, based on a particular note. Pieces of music are usually written mainly using a particular key
a sonata in the key of E flat major
一首降 E 大调奏鸣曲
答案answers
6.
答案;题解a set of answers to exercises or problems
Check your answers in the key at the back of the book.
用书后的解答核对答案。
地图on map
7.
(地图或平面图的)符号说明,图例an explanation of the symbols used on a map or plan
v.
1.
~ sth (in).~ sth (into sth)
用键盘输入;键入to put information into a computer using a keyboard
Key (in) your password.
用键盘输入密码。
2.
用钥匙划坏(汽车)to deliberately damage a car by scratching it with a key
adj.
1.
[ubn]
最重要的;主要的;关键的most important; essential
the key issue/factor/point
关键问题╱因素;要点
He was a key figure in the campaign.
他是这场运动的关键人物。
She played a key role in the dispute.
她在争论中起着举足轻重的作用。
‘Caution’ is the key word in this situation.
在此情形之下,caution 为关键词。
Good communication is key to our success.
良好的沟通是我们成功的关键。
His contribution could be key.
他的贡献可能是最重要的。

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