glance off


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glance off (of) (someone or something)

To bounce or ricochet off of someone or something. The ball narrowly missed the window and glanced off the wall instead. Hey, watch it—your stupid paper airplane glanced off my head! The snowball glanced off of Molly and caused her to cry.
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glance off (someone or something)

to bounce off someone or something. The bullet glanced off the huge boulder. The baseball glanced off of Tom and left a bruise on his side where it had touched.
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So I just put my leg in there and it took a slight glance off my knee and went into the back of the net.
Ramprakash joined Roseberry and their stand passed 100 before Ramprakash mistimed a leg glance off John Stephenson when on 62 and steered a catch to Dmitri Mascarenhas.
Most of the time, the particles either miss or merely glance off each other.
Earlier, after England captain Stuart Broad won the toss, South Africa's Richard Levi fell first ball when a glance off Steven Finn was caught down the leg side by wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter.
Glenavon were given the lead when a long-range free kick from fullback Johnny Montgomery appeared to glance off the head of defender Michael Smyth.
A glance off Dion Nash just escaped the glove of Adam Parore and Matthew Bell missed a sharp chance at third slip.