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glancing

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈɡlæn·sɪŋ/ us  
touching or hitting you quickly and lightly from the side rather than from the front, and usually not doing much damage: He never saw the ball coming, but fortunately it gave him only a glancing blow.
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