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    In AmE, how do you use key on in sports? We don't use it in BrE and I know very little about the subject and a not sure how it's used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In AmE, how do you use key on in sports? We don't use it in BrE and I know very little about the subject and a not sure how it's used.

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    Well, in the absence of more detail/context, key on could be/is used in several ways, for example, to mean focus on/target/concentrate on. We will key on the opposing team's lack of skills on defense (any sport). We must key on their receivers (Am. football) because they have outstanding speed.

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    That's what I needed- thanks.

    Can I use one of your examples in the Phrasal Verb list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That's what I needed- thanks.

    Can I use one of your examples in the Phrasal Verb list?
    Sure (no charge).

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    Many thanks.

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