Definition of glimpse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    glimpse

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡlɪmps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪmps//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glimpse
    BrE BrE//ɡlɪmps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪmps//
     
    he / she / it glimpses
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmpsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmpsɪz//
     
    past simple glimpsed
    BrE BrE//ɡlɪmpst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪmpst//
     
    past participle glimpsed
    BrE BrE//ɡlɪmpst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪmpst//
     
    -ing form glimpsing
    BrE BrE//ˈɡlɪmpsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlɪmpsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1glimpse somebody/something to see somebody/something for a moment, but not very clearly synonym catch (13), spot He'd glimpsed her through the window as he passed. Anne is glimpsed briefly at the beginning of the film. He’d glimpsed her through the window as he passed.
  2. 2glimpse something to start to understand something Suddenly she glimpsed the truth about her sister.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘shine faintly’): probably of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German glimsen, also to glimmer.
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