have a glance (at)

give/take/have/a glance (at) phrase
to read something quickly and not very carefully

She had a quick glance at the newspaper as she gulped down her coffee.

Thesaurus: to read something quicklysynonym
Main entry: glance

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 — I UK [ɡlɑːns] / US [ɡlæns] verb [intransitive] Word forms glance : present tense I/you/we/they glance he/she/it glances present participle glancing past tense glanced past participle glanced *** 1) to look somewhere quickly and then look away… …   English dictionary

  • Glance — Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance coal — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance cobalt — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance copper — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glance wood — Glance Glance, n. [Akin to D. glans luster, brightness, G. glanz, Sw. glans, D. glands brightness, glimpse. Cf. {Gleen}, {Glint}, {Glitter}, and {Glance} a mineral.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden flash of light or splendor. [1913 Webster] Swift as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glance — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ backward, sidelong, sideways ▪ She cast a sidelong glance at Fern. ▪ brief, cursory, fleeting, quick …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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

  • 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


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