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Definition of glance verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glance
    he / she / it glances
    past simple glanced
    -ing form glancing
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  1. 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. 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.
  3. Phrasal Verbsglance off (something)glance on/off something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: glance