Meaning of KEEL in English

KEEL

I. noun

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■ ADJECTIVE

even

Confusion seems to reign in many areas of your life at present, so try to get on an even keel .

So when we got up here, I was really enjoying sort of keeping things on an even keel at home.

Others may yearn for life on a more even keel but they do not feel entitled to it.

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel .

That Nigel was on an even keel again was a double comfort.

In Chapter 11, companies' management usually remains in place while the company tries to get back on an even keel .

By the time the taxi had delivered them to the restaurant Fabia was feeling on more of an even keel .

Then maybe they are on an even keel .

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At the same time, the keel can be reinforced with extra pieces of spare fabric, and eyelets riveted in place.

But then he wasn't carrying tons of lead on a keel that had to be dragged through the water.

Had the peak risen up from the waters and punctured the keel , thereby skewering the vessel in place?

I was supposed to be a caretaker, charged with setting the branch back on an even keel .

So when we got up here, I was really enjoying sort of keeping things on an even keel at home.

These bronze fastenings protrude through the keel and would have secured the main station frames of the hull.

These two kept her on an even keel .

II. verb

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■ ADVERB

over

Once Muzzy Izzet had rounded off a neatly worked equaliser the Second Division side might have been expected to keel over .

Truly I would keel over in spasms of exquisite nostalgia.

His momentum carried him as far as the launcher and with out-thrust foot he sent it keeling over on to its side.

The worker on the ladder looks as if he is ready to keel over from exhaustion.

Frighten or surprise one and it will stiffen and keel over in what appears to be a dead faint.

She hated him, hated him, her respect and breathless excitement keeling over under the weight of her rage and humiliation.

It would allow him to go quietly in his sleep or keel over happily on the fourth green.

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Frighten or surprise one and it will stiffen and keel over in what appears to be a dead faint.

His momentum carried him as far as the launcher and with out-thrust foot he sent it keeling over on to its side.

It would allow him to go quietly in his sleep or keel over happily on the fourth green.

Once Muzzy Izzet had rounded off a neatly worked equaliser the Second Division side might have been expected to keel over.

She hated him, hated him, her respect and breathless excitement keeling over under the weight of her rage and humiliation.

The worker on the ladder looks as if he is ready to keel over from exhaustion.

Truly I would keel over in spasms of exquisite nostalgia.

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