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eager

adjective uk   /ˈiː.ɡər/ us    /-ɡɚ/
B2 wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable: the children's eager faces [+ to infinitive] She sounded very eager to meet you. They crowded around the spokesperson, eager for any news.
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eagerly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 an eagerly awaited announcement
eagerness
noun [U often + to infinitive] uk   /-nəs/ us  
B2 In their eagerness to (= wanting so much to) find a solution, they have overlooked certain difficulties.
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