glance down

glance down

1. To look downward at someone or something positioned physically below one. I clung to the rope after I made the mistake of glancing down at the pit below. I glanced down at my test sheet and realized that I'd forgotten to write my name on it.
2. To look downward out of shyness, embarrassment, or shame. The little girl glanced down and grabbed her mom's hand when I tried to talk to her. I glanced down when Mom told me how disappointed she was in my grades.
See also: down, glance

glance down (at something)

to look quickly downward at something. Sherri glanced down at her watch and then pressed on the accelerator. She glanced down and hurried off.
See also: down, glance
References in classic literature ?
I had been too much occupied with the dangers of the descent to glance down toward the valley; but that cry which told me that it was indeed Lys, and that she was again in danger, brought my eyes quickly upon her in time to see a hairy, burly brute seize her and start off at a run toward the near-by wood.
They saw the white girl in the machine glance down and discover him.
I replaced it in her lap, and stood waiting till it should please her to glance down; but that movement was so long delayed that at last I resumed - 'Must I read it, ma'am?
Mr Brett added: "No matter how experienced or accomplished a driver may be, once they pick up their phone or glance down to read a WhatsApp, their field of vision is immediately compromised, and they are endangering themselves and others.
A quick glance down my Twitter feed as I type this reveals how many of my locally-raised friends thought watching an episode was akin to being given an undeserved extra helping of school (after spending the day at actual school).
While the tilt to wake feature in the Watch workswell, it still takesa split second to turn on the display, meaning you can't just glance down to see the time.
A GLANCE down Denmark's squad where the players include Kasper Schmeichel, Andreas Christensen and Eriksen means that hopes are high of progression from the group.
Gurupal Singh managed to find his line and forced the opener to glance down leg side, only for the keeper to take a sharp catch.
I had the audacity to glance down at my cup of tea, and before I knew it the time frame had switched and I was completely lost.
I had the audacity to glance down at my cup tea, and before I knew it the time frame had switched and I was completely lost as it yo-yos back and forth between 12 years ago, 2014 and present day.
If you think you see a potential target, shoulder the rifle, place the red dot, and then simply glance down at your thermal to identify and engage.
One glance down at a cell phone while driving, a quick text back--"5 mins away"--and Roo's life changes forever.
A glance down the list of changes vindicates my long-held suspicions about some distances at some tracks, but all that is now thankfully in the past.
A quick glance down the Premier League table tells you that Southampton and Spurs aren't keen on changing managers at this time either, while West Ham have ruled out a move for the charismatic German.