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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Glancing around, I perceived that the second voice had come from a modestly, plainly dressed lady of rather less than thirty--a woman whose face, though pale and sickly-looking, bore also very evident traces of former beauty.
"Do Stinging Bees injure pumpkins?" asked Jack, glancing around fearfully.
Fofana opens his back gate at around 6.30am then drags with difficulty the first of the two sofas out and across a path onto a strip of grass bordering Gilmour Terrace, glancing around to check whether he's being witnessed.
Within minutes, Malaysians had turned that super brief video clip of the lonely Rembau MP glancing around while his Opposition colleagues staged a walkout from the Dewan Rakyat into a meme.
Glancing around just once she climbed in, pulling earth down and over.
It's a unique setup in which you shoot the scenery, not just the enemies, and the game's core action is messy multiplayer between two teams of four, where you can tell who's winning just by glancing around at the dominating colour currently daubed over the world.
Glancing around, I saw lads with their arms slung around each other's shoulders, teenage girls wearing Bugg T-shirts and a nostalgic older generation harking back to days of Dylan and Cash.
I loved glancing around, seeing people's jaws hitting the floor."
The pair were pictured laughing and casually glancing around as they waited to board a train on a commuter line.
Glancing around the hall, there are dozens of twenty and thirty somethings swaying and smiling dreamily as they sing along to Guiding Star and Four Walls remembering the 90s days these tunes were a soundtrack to.
Picking, glancing around, and dumping blackberries--and we're really going good.
"I'm really enjoying my stay, though," she said, glancing around nervously - it would turn out - for her hubby to rescue her.
"This is crazy," Robertson said, glancing around. "It's unbelievable.