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American English: /ˈɡlænsɪŋ/
British English: /ˈɡlɑːnsɪŋ/


  • (before noun) to strike something/somebody a glancing blow
    pegarle a algo/a alguien de refilón
    Example sentences
    • 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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