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Definition of glimpse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glimpse
    he / she / it glimpses
    past simple glimpsed
    -ing form glimpsing
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  1. 1glimpse somebody/something to see someone or something for a moment, but not very clearly synonym catch sight of, spot He glimpsed her through the window as he passed.
  2. 2glimpse something to start to understand something Suddenly she glimpsed the truth about her sister.
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