Meaning of “glancing” in the English Dictionary

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"glancing" in British English

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glancingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈɡlɑːn.sɪŋ/ us /ˈɡlæn.sɪŋ/

hitting quickly and lightly at an angle:

a glancing blow to the head

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

"glancing" in American English

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glancingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɡlæn·sɪŋ/

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.

(Definition of “glancing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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