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  • glancing — [glan′siŋ] adj. 1. striking obliquely and going off at an angle [a glancing blow] 2. indirect or passing glancingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • blow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard knock that hits sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ hard, heavy, nasty, painful, powerful, severe, sharp, stinging, violent …   Collocations dictionary

  • glancing — glanc|ing [ glænsıŋ ] adjective hitting something quickly and lightly: a glancing blow: The falling branch struck him with a glancing blow …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glancing — [[t]glɑ͟ːnsɪŋ, glæ̱ns [/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A glancing blow is one that hits something at an angle rather than from directly in front. The car struck him a glancing blow on the forehead …   English dictionary

  • glancing — UK [ˈɡlɑːnsɪŋ] / US [ˈɡlænsɪŋ] adjective hitting something quickly and lightly a glancing blow: The falling branch struck him a glancing blow …   English dictionary

  • blow — blow1 W3S2 [bləu US blou] v past tense blew [blu:] past participle blown [ US bloun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wind moving)¦ 2¦(wind moving something)¦ 3¦(air from your mouth)¦ 4¦(make a noise)¦ 5¦(violence)¦ 6¦(lose an opportunity)¦ 7¦(waste money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow —   1. As air current. Puhi, pā, papā, pā makani, ulu, unu (wind); pūhihio, makani, pua;    ♦ blow softly, ani, aniani, ōaniani, māaniani, hiohio, ōnini, pua aheahe, ahe, kōaheahe, ōaheahe, papaiāulu;    ♦ blow in gusts, hio, kākala;    ♦ blow… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • glancing — adjective Date: circa 1541 1. hitting so as to glance off < a glancing blow > 2. incidental, indirect < made glancing allusions to her past > • glancingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glancing — glancingly, adv. /glan sing, glahn /, adj. 1. striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle: a glancing blow. 2. brief and indirect: glancing references to his dubious past. [1485 95; GLANCE1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • glancing — glanc|ing [ˈgla:nsıŋ US ˈglæn ] adj 1.) a glancing blow a hit that partly misses so that it does not have its full force 2.) a glancing reference/mention a short or indirect reference to something or someone >glancingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glancing — glanc•ing [[t]ˈglæn sɪŋ, ˈglɑn [/t]] adj. 1) cvb striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle: a glancing blow[/ex] 2) cvb brief and indirect: glancing references to a previous case[/ex] • Etymology: 1485–95 glanc′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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