glimpse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “glimpse” in the English Dictionary

"glimpse" in British English

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glimpseverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡlɪmps/
to ​see something or someone for a very ​shorttime or only ​partly: We glimpsed the ​ruinedabbey from the ​windows of the ​train.

glimpsenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡlɪmps/
C1 an ​occasion when you ​see something or someone for a very ​shorttime: I only caught (= had) a fleeting glimpse of the ​driver of the ​getawaycar, but I ​know I would ​recognize her if I ​saw her again. a ​quickidea or ​understanding of what something is like: This ​biographyoffers a few glimpses of his ​life before he ​becamefamous.
(Definition of glimpse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glimpse" in American English

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glimpsenoun [C]

 us   /ɡlɪmps/
a ​brieflook at someone or something: He ​caught a glimpse of her ​face.
glimpse
verb [I/T]  us   /ɡlɪmps/
[T] I glimpsed her ​walking back from ​town.
(Definition of glimpse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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