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key something ↔ in

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkey something ↔ in phrasal verbTDto put information into a computer or other machine, using buttons or a keyboard Key in your password and press ‘Return’. key→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
key inAnd that is the key distinction.The key factor then in a conflict of obligations between profession and employer is the librarian's obligations to family and career.The key word in doing this is attitude.In other words, the division of labor is also a key factor in the development of new technology.Conversely, the lack of adequate financial planning is often a key element in the failure of many business enterprises.When they reached the apartment's front door they heard the key turn in the lock on the far side.The book explains in detail the 20 key points examined in the test.
From Longman Business Dictionarykey something → in phrasal verb [transitive]COMPUTING to put information into a computer or other machine, using a keyboard or keypadThey keyed in the text. key→ See Verb table
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Verb table
key
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykey
he, she, itkeys
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykeyed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave keyed
he, she, ithas keyed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad keyed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill key
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have keyed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam keying
he, she, itis keying
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you, we, theyare keying
Past
I, he, she, itwas keying
you, we, theywere keying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been keying
he, she, ithas been keying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been keying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be keying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been keying
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