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glimpse

  

      n  
1    a brief or incomplete view  
to catch a glimpse of the sea     
2    a vague indication  
he had a glimpse of what the lecturer meant     
3    Archaic   a glimmer of light  
      vb  
4    tr   to catch sight of briefly or momentarily  
5    intr; usually foll by: at     (Chiefly U.S.)   to look (at) briefly or cursorily; glance (at)  
6    intr  
Archaic   to shine faintly; glimmer  
     (C14: of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German glimsen to glimmer)  
  glimpser      n  
Glimpse is sometimes wrongly used where glance is meant: he gave a quick glance (not glimpse) at his watch  
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glimpse

  
1   
      n   brief view, butcher's     (Brit. slang)   gander     (informal)   glance, look, peek, peep, quick look, shufti     (Brit. slang)   sight, sighting, squint  
2   
      vb   catch sight of, clock     (Brit. informal)   descry, espy, sight, spot, spy, view  

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