catch a glimpse of (someone or something)

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catch a glimpse of (someone or something)

To see someone or something very briefly or suddenly. Wendy only caught a glimpse of the burglar for a second, so she couldn't describe his appearance to the police. I didn't know what the bunny was running from, until I caught a glimpse of the dog that was chasing it.
See also: catch, glimpse, of