Definition of glancing in English:

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glancing

Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɑːnsɪŋ/

adjective

Striking someone or something at an angle rather than directly and with full force: he was struck a glancing blow
More 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.’

Derivatives

glancingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Drugs, only glancingly alluded to in print, are here so prevalent that everyone is up to their hips in ‘naughty salt’.
  • The Germans, not long arrived in the town, permitted the action, but they neither participated nor interfered, and it appears only glancingly in their records.
  • I'm ill-equipped to argue the point, but I will glancingly address it by saying that I feel that there is value in capitalism as well as democracy.

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