- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to look quickly at something or someone She glanced at her watch. He glanced around the room. I glanced up quickly to see who had come in.
- 2[intransitive] glance at/down/over/through something to read something quickly and not thoroughly synonym scan I only had time to glance at the newspapers. He glanced briefly down the list of names. She glanced through the report. Phrasal Verbsglance off (something)glance on/off something
NAmE//ɡlæns//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glance
he / she / it glances
past simple glanced
-ing form glancing