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Adjective
Making superficial, obtuse contact with something
“A stone smashed through an offside window of the vehicle, causing a glancing blow to a passenger.”
Adjective
Lasting or taking a short time
Adjective
Lacking physical depth
Verb
Present participle for to take a brief or hurried look at someone or something
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“She loitered in the corridor, hoping that the low light would hide her identity from anyone that happened to glance in her direction.”
Verb
Present participle for to quickly browse or look through, especially reading material
“Even the most cursory glance through the voluminous correspondence they generated reveals that the duty was performed conscientiously.”
Verb
Present participle for to brush against something, typically lightly and quickly
“She shook her head, just slightly, letting the hair glance against her chin.”
Verb
Present participle for to bounce off a surface or other object
“I traced the path I wanted, so that the cue ball would glance off the black ball and send it into a side pocket.”
Verb
Present participle for to emanate or shoot forth light bursts
“Soon, lights began to flicker and glance upon the gondola and bridge.”
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Present participle for to repel or defend against something, typically an attack
Verb
Present participle for to make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
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Present participle for to move hurriedly or as by bouncing or twitching
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Present participle for to touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually as a sign of affection
Verb
Present participle for to come into forceful contact with something
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