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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"If Catherine glances around, she is going to see more of her children's worldview and that physical change on her part can give her some insight into not only into their physical wellbeing but also emotionally what is going on," Gilboa explained.
He glances around once and again gets lost in his reverie.
And now it's time for the valuation by the local estate agents complete with clipboards, who fake a few glances around the place and say it's worth pounds 85,000.
WHEN Warren Hegg glances around Lancashire's dressing room before leading his side out to play, he sometimes feels the need to pinch himself.
THE film's opening moments reveal a man used to getting his own way, as Sandeman (Richard Harris) - while attending an orchestral concert - carries on a loud conversation on his mobile phone oblivious to the protesting glances around him.
He plays a moody detective in a stylish black suit who bursts through a door and sends a couple of searing glances around an empty room.
She glances around the tidy house with its rooms that--now that I think of it--absolutely reek of Glade Potpourri and Pinesol, and she's disappointed.