- 1 glimpse 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.
- 2glimpse something to start to understand something Suddenly she glimpsed the truth about her sister.
NAmE//ɡlɪmps//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glimpse
he / she / it glimpses
past simple glimpsed
-ing form glimpsing