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Meaning of “glance” in the English Dictionary

"glance" in British English

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glanceverb

uk   /ɡlɑːns/  us   /ɡlæns/
  • glance verb (LOOK)

B1 [I usually + adv/prep] to give a ​quickshortlook: She glanced around/round the ​room to ​see who was there. He glanced up from his ​book as I ​passed. Could you glance over/through this ​letter and ​see if it's ​alright?

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  • glance verb (SHINE)

[I + adv/prep] literary to ​shine, ​reflectlight, or ​sparkle: The ​sunlight glanced on the ​lake.
Phrasal verbs

glancenoun [C]

uk   /ɡlɑːns/  us   /ɡlæns/
B2 a ​quickshortlook: She took/​cast a glance at her ​watch.at a glance C1 immediately: He could tell at a glance that something was ​wrong.at first glance when first ​looking: At first glance I ​thought it was a ​dog (but I was ​mistaken).

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(Definition of glance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glance" in American English

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glancenoun [C]

 us   /ɡlæns/
a ​quicklook at someone or something: The ​driver gave a glance back as he moved into the ​passinglane.
glance
verb [I always + adv/prep]  us   /ɡlæns/
She glanced around the ​room to ​see who was there.
(Definition of glance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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