glance around (some thing or place)

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glance around (some thing or place)

To view one's surroundings, often in a fleeting or furtive manner. I glanced around and didn't see anyone, so I stole two cookies from the cookie jar. Let's go sightseeing, huh? I was only able to glance around earlier.
See also: around, glance, thing
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glance around (some place)

to look quickly around some place. He glanced around the room, looking for his favorite cap. Mary glanced around, looking for her friend.
See also: around, glance
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
The croupiers glanced around them, and exchanged a few words; the bystanders murmured expectantly.
Lady Anselman glanced around with the scrutinising air of the professional hostess, to see that her guests were properly seated before she devoted herself to the Cabinet Minister.
Before he spoke, he glanced around as though to make sure that he had not forgotten to close the door.
Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.
She glanced around; found herself alone, and the next instant she had the book in her hands.
I glanced around to see that no one was within hearing distance.
Dorothy glanced around. There was no sign of any house in that part of the country, and she reasoned that every key must fit a lock and every lock must have a purpose.
IRISH amateur James Sugrue knew he was in the big time when he glanced around the locker room at Royal Portrush.
I looked up from my computer when I heard the sound of vomiting and glanced around me to find the source of the sound.
Kurd glanced around the courtroom as the jury foreman took around 10 minutes to confirm the verdicts, while Ali sat with his arms folded looking towards his barrister.
I glanced around just as the rooster launched himself from about 45 feet behind me.
It was now gone 2.30pm, and as I glanced around I wondered to myself where the rest of our fans where - this, after all, was an FA Cup semi-final.
Averting my eyes, mainly to suppress the growing anxiety I was feeling about an imminent skate-board disaster, I glanced around the park, where dozens of other people were reflecting my own confusion about the 'warm' weather.
Washington, Sept 21 ( ANI ): James Holmes, who allegedly killed 12 people during the screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' at a movie hall in Colorado three months ago, smiled and glanced around the courtroom, as a judge ruled that his notebook could not be used as evidence in the case.
"Do you know what's on your plate?" She glanced around nervously.