- Jun 12, 2016
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A person who acts suddenly, unrestrained by normal moral inhibitions, is said to have snapped. Think of moral restraints as a rope bound to each person; when it snaps, or breaks, the person is freed to commit a deed which they would normally eschew.
A normally decent person who inexplicably commits murder is often said to have snapped.
I would imagine "collapse". To me "snap" is more about anger.
Yes, you can.Can we say that if two people argue, the argument grows up and one of the participants kills the other, the participant killing the other has snapped? I read frequently such situations in newspapers, this makes me think the situation is very common in my country.
We don't use an indefinite article when naming a crime which has been committed. People commit murder, larceny, etc.Would you explain: 1.Why it is not "commits a murder" but "commit murder"?
2. Does decent you have used mean good/nice?