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Meaning of “glancing” in the English Dictionary

"glancing" in British English

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glancingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɡlɑːn.sɪŋ/  us   /ˈɡlæn-/
hittingquickly 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 ​siderather 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)
Translations of “glancing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 斜擦而过的, 击偏的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斜擦而過的, 擊偏的…
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