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glimpse

glimpse

 
 
pronunciation:
glImps
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick look; momentary or partial view.
I got only a glimpse of the queen as she rode by.The police asked if anyone had caught a glimpse of the fleeing suspect.
synonyms:
glance
similar words:
aperçu, look, peek, peep, sight
definition 2: a vague or faint idea or suggestion; glimmer.
As the doctor emerged from the operating room and strode confidently toward me, I felt a glimpse of hope.
synonyms:
glimmer, inkling
similar words:
feeling, hint, notion
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: glimpsed, glimpses, glimpsing
definition: to get a quick look at; see partially or in passing.
He accidentally glimpsed the answer to the puzzle.She glimpsed her husband's face in the crowd.
synonyms:
spot
similar words:
espy, lay eyes on, see, spy, view
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to look quickly; glance (usu. fol. by at).
She glimpsed at the return address and quickly ripped open the envelope.
similar words:
glance, peep
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derivation: glimpser (n.)