glance at (someone or something)

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glance at (someone or something)

To look at someone or something very quickly and discreetly. That boy just glanced at you again! I think he likes you! OK, I only glanced at the map, but I'm pretty sure we're lost!
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glance at someone or something

to look quickly at someone or something. Sharon glanced at Todd to see if he looked as if he was ready to go. I glanced at my watch and realized how long all this had taken.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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