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glimpse  audio  (glmps) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A brief, incomplete view or look.
  2. Archaic A brief flash of light.
VERB:
glimpsed, glimps·ing, glimps·es
VERB:
tr.
To obtain a brief, incomplete view of.
VERB:
intr.
To look briefly; glance: glimpsed at the headlines.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English glimsen, to glisten, glance; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
glimpser(Noun)


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