glance over (someone or something)(redirected from glance over somebody)
glance over (someone or something)
To look at someone or something quickly and perfunctorily. I always glance over my desk to make sure I have everything before I leave the office at night. I just glanced over him, so I don't remember if he was wearing a hat or not.
glance over someone or something
to examine someone or something very quickly. I only glanced over the papers. They look okay to me. The doctor glanced over the injured woman and called for an ambulance.
To take a brief look at something: I picked up the book and glanced it over, but it didn't look very interesting. We glanced over the paperwork before buying the car.