英 ['mɪnɪt] 美 [ˈmɪnɪt]
名词 分，分钟; 瞬间，片刻; 备忘录; 会议记录
及物动词 把…记录在案; 为…测定时间
形容词 极小的; 微不足道的; 仔细的
1. The office is minute, with barely room for a desk and two chairs.
1. I insisted that my observation be minuted.
If you say that something will or may happen at any minute or any minute now, you are emphasizing that it is likely to happen very soon.
e.g. It looked as though it might rain at any minute...
e.g. He ought to be back any minute...
If you say that you do not believe for a minute or for one minute that something is true, you are emphasizing that you do not believe that it is true.
e.g. I don't believe for one minute she would have been scared...
e.g. I don't believe him for a minute.
3. 最后关头; 最后一刻
A last-minute action is one that is done at the latest time possible.
e.g. She was doing some last-minute revision for her exams...
e.g. The location has been changed at the last minute...
You use the expression the next minute or expressions such as 'one minute he was there, the next he was gone' to emphasize that something happens suddenly.
e.g. The next minute my father came in...
e.g. Jobs are there one minute, gone the next.
A：How about going swimming?
B：OK. Where should we go?
A：Why don't we go down to the pool? It's not too far from here.
B：Fine. I'll be ready in a minute.
In the hospital emergency ward-(在医院急诊室)
A：How’s it feel?
B：About the same.
A：Someone will be out to take a look any minute now.
B：Should we be here, Alice? I don’t think it’s that serious.
A：Of course! It’s the sort of thing a hospital emergency ward is for.
C：Will he have to wait much longer?
A：I hope not. It isn’t that busy.