glimpse - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/ɡlɪmps/
singularglimpse
pluralglimpses
  1. 1
    an occasion when you see someone or something for a moment only
    glimpse of:

    The crowd were anxious for a glimpse of the President.

    Every so often she got a fleeting (=very quick) glimpse of the church steeple through the trees.

    catch/get/have a glimpse:

    I only caught a glimpse of it, but I think it was a badger.

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  2. 2
    an experience that gives you an idea of what something is like
    glimpse of/into:

    In the villages you’ll have a fascinating glimpse of Turkish country life.