1 glimpse, peek, peep, scan, look, Colloq Brit have a shufti or shufty at, take a dekko at:
I've only had time to glance at the report.
2 reflect, glint, glisten, shimmer, twinkle, gleam, shimmer, flicker, glimmer, sparkle, scintillate, glitter, flash:
A ray of sunlight glanced off the windows opposite.
3 bounce (off), reflect, ricochet, rebound, carom:
The stone glanced off the pavement and struck my leg.
4 glimpse, peek, peep, look, coup d'oeil, Colloq gander, Brit shufti or shufty, dekko:
She turned and gave him a questioning glance, As he fingered the tip of his fer-de-lance.
5 gleam, glint, glimmer, shimmer, twinkle, sparkle, scintillation, glitter, flicker, flash:
The silver light, with quivering glance, Played on the water's still expanse.
backward, sidelong, sideways
She cast a sidelong glance at Fern.
| brief, cursory, fleeting, quick, swift
After a cursory glance at the report he frowned.
| casual | covert, furtive, surreptitious
The man walked slowly along, casting furtive glances behind him.
| accusing, angry, baleful, disapproving, mocking, reproachful, scornful, sharp, suspicious, withering
Meena threw him an angry glance.
| curious, puzzled, questioning, quizzical | admiring, approving | knowing | meaningful
The couple exchanged meaningful glances but said nothing.
| amused, wry | anxious, nervous, worried | plaintive
VERB + GLANCE
cast (sb), dart, give (sb/sth), have, shoot (sb), steal, take, throw (sb)
He gave her a mocking glance. I had a quick glance at the article, but I haven't read it yet. He stole a sidelong glance at the young woman sitting next to him on the train. She took one last glance in the mirror and then left.
They exchanged knowing glances.
I caught the teacher's glance and nearly burst into nervous laughter.
| attract, draw
Their vintage car attracted admiring glances wherever they went.
GLANCE + VERB
flick, flicker, move
Her glance flickered briefly across to the group standing at the other side of the street.
Their glances met, then they both looked away.
| fall on sb/sth, rest on sb/sth
His glance fell on a pile of papers at one side of the desk.
at a ~
The software allows you to see at a glance what fonts you have on the computer.
| with a ~
With a quick glance at the time, she stood up and prepared to leave.
| without a ~
He left without a backward glance.
| ~ at
A glance at my watch told me it was already past six o'clock.
| ~ of
He ignored my glance of disapproval.
| ~ over
He kept throwing nervous glances over his shoulder. verb
briefly, quickly, sharply
Norton glanced sharply at him.
| anxiously, fearfully, nervously
She glanced nervously over her shoulder.
glancing curiously about him
He glanced covertly at his watch.
| barely, hardly
She barely glanced at him.
| down, up
She glanced up at him.
VERB + GLANCE
pause to, turn to
He turned to glance in our direction.
| happen to
At that moment she happened to glance up.
She glanced around the room.
She glanced across to where the others were standing chatting.
She glanced briefly at his lapel badge.
He glanced towards the kitchen.
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