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glimpse

noun [C]
 
 
/ɡlɪms/
If you get a glimpse of something or someone, you see them for a very short time: He caught/got a glimpse of her as she got into the car.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
glimpse verb [T] to see something or someone for a very short time: She glimpsed him out of the corner of her eye.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
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