v.猛地吸住,突然折断,使劈啪地晌,猛咬 n.猛咬,突然折断,劈啪声 adj.突然的
动词过去式:snapped 过去分词:snapped 现在分词:snapping 第三人称单数:snaps
1 [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sth to) break suddenly with a sharp noise （使某物）断裂并发出尖利声音
*He stretched the rubber band till it snapped. 他把橡皮筋啪的一声拉断了.
* Suddenly the branch that he was standing on snapped off. 他踩着的树枝突然啪的一声折断了.
* The great weight snapped the metal bar (in two). 重量很大把金属杆喀吧一声压成两截了.
* (fig 比喻) After years of hard work and poverty, he finally snapped, ie had a nervous breakdown, fell ill, etc. 他多年劳累和贫困终因体力不支而病倒.
2 [La, Ip, Tn, Tn.p, Cn.a] open or close (sth) with a sudden sharp noise; (cause sth to) make a sudden sharp noise 打开或关闭（某物）并突然发出尖利声音; （使某物）突然发出尖利声音
*The box snapped open. 箱子啪的一声打开了.
* The circus manager snapped his whip. 马戏团主管把鞭子抽得很响.
* He snapped down the lid of the box. 他砰的一声把箱子盖合上了.
* She snapped her bag shut. 她喀哒一声把提包关上了.
* The shark snapped its jaws shut. 鲨鱼啪嗒一声把嘴合上了.
3 [I, Tn] speak or say (sth) in a sharp (usu angry) voice 厉声说（话）（通常指生气时）
*`Come here at once,' she snapped. 她高声喊道
* He never speaks calmly just snaps all the time. 他从来不心平气和地说话--总是高声喊叫.
4 [Tn] (infml 口) take a quick photograph of (sb) （很快地）给（某人）拍照
*I snapped you sunbathing on the beach. 我给你拍了一张海滩日光浴的照片.
5 (idm 习语) bite/snap sb's head off => head1. snap one's `fingers make a clicking noise by moving the second or third finger quickly against the thumb (eg to attract sb's attention, mark the beat of music, etc) 打榧子（用食指或中指捻碰拇指发声, 如为引人注意或打音乐拍子等）
*He snapped his fingers to attract the waiter. 他打了个榧子招呼服务员. ,snap to at`tention come quickly and smartly to the position of attention(4) 利落地立正. ,snap `to it (infml 口) (usu as a command 通常作命令语) start moving, working, etc quickly; hurry up 快走; 快干; 赶快
*`I want those bricks moved; come on, snap to it!' ｀那些砖得搬走; 来呀, 快!＇ ,snap `out of it (infml 口) (often as a command 常作命令语) get (quickly) out of a (usu bad, unhappy, etc) mood （迅速）摆脱某种（通常指坏的、不愉快的...）情绪.
6 (phr v) snap at sb speak to sb sharply and rudely 厉声对某人说
*`Shut up!' she snapped (back) at him. ｀住嘴!＇她厉声顶（回）了他一句.
* I'm sorry I snapped at you just now. 对不起, 我刚才不该对你嚷嚷. snap at sth try to grasp sth with the teeth by closing them quickly and sharply around it 一下子咬住
*The fish snapped at the bait. 那鱼一下子咬住了鱼饵.
* (fig 比喻) They snapped at (ie accepted eagerly) the chance of a cheap holiday. 他们欣然抓住这一少花钱度假的机会. snap sth out exclaim sth in a sharp or unpleasant way 厉声喊出
*The sergeant snapped out an order. 中士大声发出命令. snap sth up buy or seize sth quickly and eagerly 抢购或迅速抓取某物
*The cheapest articles at the sale were quickly snapped up. 大减价货物中最便宜的物品很快抢购一空.
1 [C] act or sound of snapping （物体）断裂、开或关（的声音）; （人）厉声说（的）话; 拍照（的快门声）; 突然咬住（的声音）
*The dog made an unsuccessful snap at the meat. 那条狗没咬住肉.
* The lid shut with a snap. 盖子啪嗒一声合上了.
* The oar broke with a snap. 桨喀吧一声断了.
2 [C] short spell or period of (usu cold) weather 一阵（通常指寒冷的）天气
*There was a cold snap after Christmas. 圣诞节後出现一段寒冷天气.
3 (also snapshot) [C] photograph (usu one taken quickly with a hand-held camera) 照片（通常指用手提照相机拍摄的）
*She showed us her holidaysnaps. 她给我们看了她假期的照片.
4 (usu in compounds通常用以构成复合词) type of small crisp biscuit 小的脆饼乾
* `brandy-snaps 白兰地酒味饼乾.
5 Snap [U] (Brit) card game in which players call out `Snap' when two similar cards are laid down together 喊｀对儿＇纸牌游戏（亮出相同两张牌时, 玩牌者竞先喊出｀对儿＇）
*play a game of Snap 玩喊｀对儿＇游戏.
6 [sing] (US infml 口) thing that is easy to do 轻而易举的事
*This job's a snap. 这件工作很容易做.
adj [attrib 作定语] (infml 口) done, made, etc quickly and with little or no warning 匆忙的; 仓促的
*a snap election 临时的选举
* take a snap vote 匆匆表决
* a snap decision 仓促的决定.
interj (Brit infml 口)
1 (said in the game of Snap2(5) when one notices that two similar cards have been laid down 玩喊｀对儿＇纸牌游戏（Snap2(5)）时, 见到相同两张牌时的呼喊声).
2 (said to draw attention to the similarity of two things 见到相同两事物时, 说snap以引起注意)
*Snap! You've got the same shoes as me. 嘿! 你的鞋跟我的一模一样.
adv with a snapping sound 伴有断裂、开或关等声音
*Suddenly the oar went snap, ie made a snapping sound as it broke. 桨突然啪的一声断了.
1. They also admit they often make snap judgments and find them to be fairly sound. 但他们也承认他们常常会作出快速判断，并且发现这些判断是相当合理的。
2. These unconscious actions and reactions to them may in part account for our "feelings" and "snap judgments". 这些无意识的行为以及对它们产生的反应也许可以在某种程度上解释我们的“感觉”和“快速判断”的原因。
3. There's a wealth of information there if you know how to "read" it. Perhaps snap judgments aren't so unsound after all. 如果你知道如何“解读”它，就会发现其中包含了丰富的信息。说到底，也许快速判断并非那么不合理。
4. Such statements are examples of "snap judgments", opinions which are formed suddenly, seemingly on no sound reason at all. 此类叙述就是“快速判断”的例子，也就是迅速形成表面看来根本没有充分理由的判断。
5. Snap judgments like "love at first sight" or "instant hate", if taken seriously, have usually been considered signs of immaturity or lack of common sense. 像“一见钟情”或“瞬间成恨”这样的快速判断，如果被过于当真，通常就会被看成是不成熟或缺乏判断力的表现。
6. Most people say snap judgments are unsound or even dangerous. 多数人说这种快速判断是不可靠的，甚至是危险的。