- （利用机会） take advantage of; avail oneself of:
I'd like to take this opportunity to say a few words. 我想趁这个机会讲几句话。
- （富有; 拥有） be rich in; be possessed of:
have pots of money 趁钱
- （利用时间） while:
set sail when the wind is fair; 趁风起帆
I am telling you first before he arrives. 趁他还没来，我先告诉你。
We took the opportunity of visiting the palace.
You should strike while the iron is hot.
Bend the willow while it is still young.
He took advantage of her while she was drunk.
A tree must be bent while it is young.
I sneaked a cake when they were out of the room.
We can leave early in the morning before it gets too hot.
John patched up the broken vase before his wife noticed it.
We take this opportunity of expressing our sincere appreciation of your help.