Synonyms of glance
1 peekDictionary • He glanced at his watch.
peek • She peeked at him through a crack in the wall.
look • She turned to look at him.
view • The mourners filed past to view the body.
check • Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV.
clock (British, informal)
gaze • He gazed reflectively at the fire.
glimpse • She glimpsed a group of people standing on the bank of a river.
check out (informal)
peep • Now and then she peeped to see if he was watching her.
take a dekko at (British, slang)
2 gleamDictionary • A light glanced in the distance.
gleam • His red sports car gleamed in the sun.
flash • Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
shine • It is a mild morning and the sun is shining.
glitter • The palace glittered with lights.
shimmer • The lights shimmered on the water.
twinkle • At night, lights twinkle in distant villages across the valleys.
glint • The sea glinted in the sun.
glimmer • The moon glimmered faintly through the mists.
glisten • The calm sea glistened in the sunlight.
1 peekDictionary • She stole a quick glance at her watch.
peek • I had a quick peek into the bedroom.
look • She took a last look in the mirror.
glimpse • The fans waited outside the hotel to get a glimpse of their heroine.
peep • He took a peep at his watch.
squint • They have waited a long time to have a squint inside my lovely shed.
butcher's (British, slang)
shufti (British, slang)
gink (New Zealand, slang)
, good look
gleam • the gleam of the headlights
flash • a sudden flash of lightning
sparkle • There was a sparkle in her eye that could not be hidden.
twinkle • A kindly twinkle came into his eyes.
glint • glints of sunlight
glimmer • In the east there is the faintest glimmer of light.
IDIOM:▷ at first glance
PHRASAL VERB:▷ glance off
usage note:Care should be taken not to confuse glance and glimpse: he caught a glimpse (not glance) of her making her way through the crowd; he gave a quick glance (not glimpse) at his watch. A glance is a deliberate action, while a glimpse seems opportunistic.
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allusionAn allusion is an indirect reference to someone or something.
• This remark was an allusion to their longstanding hostility.
browseIf you browse through a book or magazine, you look through it in a fairly casual way.
• There are plenty of biographies for him to browse.
checkIf you check something such as a piece of information or a document, you make sure that it is correct or satisfactory.
• Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV. • Get a mechanic to check the car out for you before you buy it.
Thesaurus for glance from the Collins English Thesaurus
to look hastily or briefly