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snap verb (BREAK)

C2 [ I or T ] to cause something that is thin to break suddenly and quickly with a cracking sound

You'll snap that ruler if you bend it too far. 如果你把那把尺子彎得太厲害,它就會哢嚓一下折斷。
Some vandal's snapped off my car aerial again. 某個蓄意作惡的傢夥又把我的汽車天線折斷了。

C2 [ I ] to suddenly become unable to control a strong feeling, especially anger

When she asked me to postpone my trip to help her move to her new house, I just snapped (= got angry). 她叫我把旅行延期去幫她搬家時,我一下子就惱火了。

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snap verb (MOVE QUICKLY)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to move into a position quickly, producing a short noise as if breaking

Tendons store elastic energy by stretching and then snapping back into shape like rubber bands. 肌腱透過橡皮筋似的拉伸和迅速縮回貯存了彈力。
Simply snap the pieces into place. 把這些小碎片啪啪放到適當位置就行。

[ I + adv/prep ] to quickly return to a previous place or condition

After substantial losses last year, the company has snapped back to profitability (= started making profits again). 去年出現钜額虧損之後,這家公司的經濟狀況又迅速好轉,開始盈利了。
snap shut

C2 If something snaps shut or is snapped shut, it closes quickly with a sudden sharp sound.

She snapped her book shut and got up to leave. 她啪地闔上書,起身離開了。
Her mouth snapped shut when she realized he'd heard everything she'd said about him. 意識到他聽到了自己所說的一切關於他的話時,她立刻閉上了嘴。

snap verb (ANIMAL)

[ I ] If an animal snaps, it tries to bite someone.

The guard dog was snarling and snapping behind the fence. 那條看門狗正在籬笆後面吠咬。

snap verb (SPEAK)

C2 [ I or T ] to say something suddenly in an angry way

There's no need to snap at me - it's not my fault that you lost your wallet. 何必對我這樣口氣這麼差——你丟了錢包又不是我的錯。
[ + speech ] "Well, I hate you too!" she snapped. 「哼,我也恨你!」她厲聲說。

snap verb (PHOTOGRAPH)

[ I or T ] to take a lot of photographs quickly

He was arrested for snapping photos of a military parade. 他因拍攝了閱兵的快照而被逮捕。
She's very pleased with her new camera and was snapping away the whole time we were abroad. 她對自己的新相機十分滿意,我們在國外時,她一直不停地拍照。


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snap noun (BREAKING NOISE)

[ C usually singular ] a sudden loud sound like something breaking or closing

She broke the stick over her knee with a loud snap. 她哢嚓一聲用膝蓋折斷了棍子。

[ C ] US UK press stud, snap fastener a small piece of metal or plastic used to fasten clothes, with two usually round parts, one of which is pushed into the other


snap noun (PHOTOGRAPH)

[ C ] UK informal an informal photograph that is not very skilful or artistic

holiday snaps 假期拍的快照
Did you take many snaps while you were away? 你出遊的時候拍了很多照片嗎?

snap noun (GAME)

[ U ] a card game in which the players compete to call out the word "snap" when they see two cards that have the same value

a game of snap 呼「同」牌遊戲

snap noun (SOMETHING EASY)

[ S ] US informal something that can be done without any difficulty

"Will you finish on time?" "Sure thing. It's a snap." 「你能按時完成嗎?」「當然,太容易了。」
Talking to girls is a snap for him. 和女孩子交談對他來說十分容易。

snapadjective [ before noun ]

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done suddenly without allowing time for careful thought or preparation

He always makes snap decisions and never thinks about their consequences. 他總是匆忙作決定,從不考慮後果。


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"Snap!" is what you say in the game of snap when two cards of the same value have been played.


UK informal something that you say when you notice that two things are the same

Snap! We're wearing the same shirts! 太巧了!我們穿了同樣的襯衫!

(Translation of “snap” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)