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keen

  
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      adj  
1    eager or enthusiastic  
2    postpositive; foll by: on   fond (of); devoted (to)  
keen on a girl, keen on golf     
3    intellectually acute  
a keen wit     
4    (of sight, smell, hearing, etc.) capable of recognizing fine distinctions  
5    having a sharp cutting edge or point  
6    extremely cold and penetrating  
a keen wind     
7    intense or strong  
a keen desire     
8      (Chiefly Brit)   extremely low so as to be competitive  
keen prices     
9    Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   very good  
     (Old English cene; related to Old High German kuoni brave, Old Norse koenn wise; see can1, know)  
  keenly      adv  
  keenness      n  
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keen, keeno, keener, keenly

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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