Meaning of “glimpse” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /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.
glimpse verb [ T ]

to see something or someone for a very short time:

She glimpsed him out of the corner of her eye.

(Definition of “glimpse” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)