glance off something

glance off something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • glance off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms glance off : present tense I/you/we/they glance off he/she/it glances off present participle glancing off past tense glanced off past participle glanced off glance off something to hit something lightly and… …   English dictionary

  • glance off — ˈglance off [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they glance off he/she/it glances off present participle glancing off past tense glanced off …   Useful english dictionary

  • glance on something — ˈglance on/off sth derived (of light) to flash on a surface or be reflected off it Main entry: ↑glancederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • glance off — PHRASAL VERB If an object glances off something, it hits it at an angle and bounces away in another direction. [V P n] My fist glanced off his jaw …   English dictionary

  • ˈglance off sth — phrasal verb to hit something at an angle and then move away in a different direction …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • glance — glance1 [ glæns ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) glance at/over/toward etc. to look somewhere quickly and then look away: He glanced over his shoulder nervously. I glanced up to see Guido watching me from the window. Robin glanced around the room. I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glance — [15] ‘Touch or deflect lightly’, as in ‘glance off something’ and a ‘glancing blow’, is the primary meaning of glance; ‘look briefly’ did not develop until the 16th century. The word may have originated as an alteration of the Middle English verb …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • glance — [15] ‘Touch or deflect lightly’, as in ‘glance off something’ and a ‘glancing blow’, is the primary meaning of glance; ‘look briefly’ did not develop until the 16th century. The word may have originated as an alteration of the Middle English verb …   Word origins

  • glance — glance1 W3 [gla:ns US glæns] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from glent to move quickly, shine (13 19 centuries)] 1.) to quickly look at someone or something glance at/up/down etc ▪ The man glanced nervously at …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glance — 1 verb (intransitive always + adv/prep) 1 to quickly look at someone or something once (+ at/towards/up etc): He glanced nervously at his watch. | Nadine glanced round to see if there was anyone that she knew. 2 (+ at/over etc): Can you glance… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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