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glancing

adjective

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glancing

verb
present participle of glance

Synonyms & Antonyms of glancing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to strike and fly off at an angle
  • the basketball glanced off the rim
  • her wild pitch glanced off my shoulder and landed in the dugout

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2 to take a quick or hasty look
  • just glanced at the instructions before assembling the bike
  • glanced over his shoulder to see if she was still there

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3 to shoot forth bursts of light
  • diamonds glancing in the display case

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The first known use of glancing was circa 1541

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“Glancing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/glancing. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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