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glimpse

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verb \ˈglim(p)s\

Definition of glimpse

glimpsed

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glimpsing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  3. 2 :  to look briefly glimpsed at the letter and then threw it aside

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to get a brief look at glimpsed him as he sped by in his car

glimpser

noun

Examples of glimpse in a Sentence

  1. We glimpsed him through the window as his car sped past.

  2. just glimpsed at the photo then turned his attention elsewhere

Origin and Etymology of glimpse

Middle English glimsen; akin to Middle High German glimsen to glimmer, Old English glǣm gleam


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glimpse

noun

Definition of glimpse

  1. 1 archaic :  glimmer

  2. 2 :  a fleeting view or look caught only a glimpse of the mugger

Examples of glimpse in a Sentence

  1. We caught a glimpse of him through the window as his car sped past.

  2. I only got a glimpse of him as we drove by.

Origin and Etymology of glimpse

see 1glimpse


GLIMPSE Defined for English Language Learners

glimpse

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verb

Definition of glimpse for English Language Learners

  • : to look at or see (something or someone) for a very short time

glimpse

noun

Definition of glimpse for English Language Learners

  • : a brief or quick view or look


GLIMPSE Defined for Kids

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glimpse

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verb \ˈglimps\

Definition of glimpse for Students

glimpsed

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glimpsing

  1. :  to catch a quick view of


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glimpse

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noun

Definition of glimpse for Students

  1. :  a short hurried look



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