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I?don’t?know?the?key?to?success,?but?the?key?to?failure?is?trying?to?please?everybody.????–?Bill?Cosby
我不知道成功的祕诀是什么,但试着迎合每一个人是失败的祕诀。–?比尔?考斯比

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一、你知道key有几种含义吗?

adj.

最重要的;关键的

He is expected to be the key witness at the trial.

他将成为审判的关键证人。

n.

1.钥匙 [C]

Leave him this key before you go.

你走之前把这把钥匙交给他。

2.图例,题解 [C]

This book is the key for use of students only.

这本书是专供学生用的题解。

3.(解决问题的)线索,秘诀,答案 [C]

The detective believes the missing gun is the key to the mystery.

那侦探认为那把丢失的枪是侦破这宗疑案的线索。

4.(钢琴,打字机等的)按键 [C]

As long as no key is pressed, the scanning goes around in a circular manner.

只要没有按下键,扫描就循环地进行。

5.【音】调 [C]

The song is written in the key of D.

这首歌是用D调谱写的。

v.

1.【音】为…调音 [T]

The musicians keyed their instruments just before the concert began.

乐师们在音乐会快开始前为乐器调了音。

2.用键盘输入(信息等)(+in/into) [T]

The data-entry clerk who fails to key in something as important as an invoice amount creates a real problem.

如果数据录入人员错误地输入发票内容,或者是数量,这就是很严重的问题。

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二、下面我们来学习一下含有key的常见短语

command key

n.[计]命令键

key ring

n. 钥匙圈

key word

n.[计]关键字,保留字

master key

n. 万能钥匙

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三,你掌握key的用法了吗?一起来做个小测试吧!

He?jumbled?up?everything?in?the?drawer?to?find?his ___ .
他为了找到他的钥匙把整个抽屉都翻乱了。