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抢先
Simplified 抢先
Traditional 搶先
Pin Yin
qiang3 xian1
English
  • to rush (to do sth urgent)
  • to try to be the first
  • to forestall
Examples:
1. 他能比同行抢先几个小时出版。
He could rush out an edition a few hours in advance of his rivals.
2. 他正以令人目炫的速度抢先花掉他的未来遗产。
He was anticipating his expectations at a dazzling rate.
3. 我建议他不要这样做,因为他在自己提出的最后期限之前就抢先采取行动,可能使我们的敌人莫名其妙。
I advised him against it, because to preempt his own deadline might confuse our adversaries.
4. 抢先离开了这房间以免受牵累。
I left the room to forestall involvements.
5. 我正要去拿那最後一块蛋糕, 而他却抢先拿走了.
I was about to take the last cake, but he beat me to it.
6. 我们比竞争对手抢先一步,这意味着我们书的销售量会更多。
Our anticipation of our competitors meant greater sales for our book.
7. 舞会中最漂亮的女子都被抢先邀作舞伴。
The prettiest girls at the dance were grabbed off for partners first.
8. 他们抢先其它日报发表选举舞弊的消息。
They scooped all the other dailies with the story of the election fraud.
9. 刚一开会小高就抢先发言。
Xiao Gao began to speak before everybody else, just as the meeting started.
10. 你要学会抢先,动作要快。
You learn to scramble and move quikly.