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English definition of “key sth to sb”

key sth to sb

phrasal verb with key     /kiː/ verb
to arrange or plan something so that it is suitable for a particular person or situation: The books are keyed to the interests of very young children.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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