Definition of glancing in English:


Syllabification: glanc·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈglansiNG


  • Striking someone or something at an angle rather than directly and with full force: he was struck a glancing blow
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    • She fires four more shots: two direct hits, two glancing blows.
    • I saw him take a step back, angling his body so the next left would be a glancing blow, and not effect him as much, and it would bring my body close to his as I over extended my arm.
    • The student tried to avoid the drunken man but suffered a glancing blow: ‘I was uninjured but a little shaken by the experience.’

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