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verb [intransitive] glance pronunciation in British English /ɡlɑːns/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleglancing
past tenseglanced
past participleglanced
  1. 1
    to look somewhere quickly and then look away
    glance at/over/toward etc:

    He glanced over his shoulder nervously.

    I glanced up to see Guido watching me from the window.

    Robin glanced around the room.

    ‘I must go,’ Claudia said, glancing at her watch.

  2. 2
    to read something quickly and not very carefully
    glance at/through:

    I hadn’t even glanced at the report.

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