keen mind meaning, keen mind definition | English Cobuild dictionary



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
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 ?
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
to concentrate and to sacrifice


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