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verb [transitive] glimpse pronunciation in British English /ɡlɪmps/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyglimpse
he/she/itglimpses
present participleglimpsing
past tenseglimpsed
past participleglimpsed

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  1. to see someone or something for a moment or not completely

    He glimpsed a short white-haired figure heading for the back gate.

    1. a.
      mainly literary to have a short opportunity to understand someone or something

      For a moment Jonathan glimpsed the solitude of the true artist.

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