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key in

Meaning: to press the keys of a keyboard or a keypad in order to enter data

Synonym: enter

For example:

  • key in sth If you need to open the safe, key in this security code.

  • key sth in Make sure no-one's looking when you key your numbers in at an ATM machine.

Quick Quiz:

Kenny knows a lot about computers and data-bases, but he's really slow at keying in
  1. fingertips
  2. keypads
  3. data

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