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glance down

1. To look downward at someone or something positioned physically below one. I clung to the rope after I made the mistake of glancing down at the pit below. I glanced down at my test sheet and realized that I'd forgotten to write my name on it.
2. To look downward out of shyness, embarrassment, or shame. The little girl glanced down and grabbed her mom's hand when I tried to talk to her. I glanced down when Mom told me how disappointed she was in my grades.
See also: down, glance

glance down (at something)

to look quickly downward at something. Sherri glanced down at her watch and then pressed on the accelerator. She glanced down and hurried off.
See also: down, glance
References in classic literature ?
Anna glancing down at once recognized Vronsky, and a strange feeling of pleasure and at the same time of dread of something stirred in her heart.
Or in some narrow pathway, glancing with a transitory daring into the eyes of some lithe, white-swathed female figure, I would suddenly see (with a spasmodic revulsion) that she had slit-like pupils, or glancing down note the curving nail with which she held her shapeless wrap about her.
"Granted; as many as you like," he returned, glancing down into her eyes that were full of thoughtfulness and some speculation.
Some damn rag or other!" He took a few more turns on the poop, glancing down over the rail now and then to see how fast we were moving.
As these were made, they were hung upon an arm of the pitman who had last come up, with instructions how to use them: and as he stood, shown by the light he carried, leaning his powerful loose hand upon one of the poles, and sometimes glancing down the pit, and sometimes glancing round upon the people, he was not the least conspicuous figure in the scene.
"Here is shelter for one at least, John Carter," he said, and, glancing down, I saw an opening in the base of the tree about three feet in diameter.
With a closer look, he can be seen glancing down towards something near to the gear stick before finally glancing up as Nick carries on in a bus lane.
Don't touch the phone Just glancing down at your phone can be a lethal distraction.
They will also develop the 'techie slouch,' their spines bent from constant glancing down at their phones.
The key is not moving your head, just glancing down at the six-power image and making the shot.
Two hours later, Two hours later, glancing down at his ring-less left finger, he panicked...
Glancing down the list of men's British record holders is like watching a video from the Golden Age of British athletics.
"No, it's from a month ago," Shapira responds, glancing down at her copy.
Glancing down the list: 'I don't want any of these: "Santa Fe...
Nowadays, glancing down a squad list is like reading out the register at the Girl Guides.