backward, sidelong, sideways

She cast a sidelong glance at Fern.

brief, cursory, fleeting, quick, swift

After a cursory glance at the report he frowned.

covert, furtive, nervous, surreptitious

The man walked slowly along, casting furtive glances behind him.

accusing, angry, baleful, disapproving, reproachful, scornful, sharp, suspicious, withering

Meena threw him an angry glance.

curious, puzzled, questioning, quizzical
admiring, approving

The couple exchanged meaningful glances but said nothing.

amused, wry
anxious, nervous, worried
cast (sb), dart, give (sb/sth), have, shoot (sb), steal, take, throw (sb)

He gave her a mocking glance.

I had a quick glance at the article, but I haven't read it yet.

He stole a sidelong glance at the young woman sitting next to him on the train.

She took one last glance in the mirror and then left.


They exchanged knowing glances.


I caught the teacher's glance and nearly burst into nervous laughter.

attract, draw

Their car attracted admiring glances wherever they went.


Her glance flickered briefly across to the group standing at the other side of the street.


Their glances met, then they both looked away.

fall on sb/sth, rest on sb/sth

His glance fell on a pile of papers at one side of the desk.

at a glance

The software allows you to see at a glance what fonts you have on the computer.

with a glance

With a quick glance at the time, she stood up and prepared to leave.

without a glance

He left without a backward glance.

glance at

A glance at my watch told me it was already past six o'clock.

glance of

He ignored my glance of disapproval.

glance over

He kept throwing nervous glances over his shoulder.

at first glance

At first glance the contract seemed to be fine.

briefly, quickly, sharply

Norton glanced sharply at him.

anxiously, fearfully, nervously

She glanced nervously over her shoulder.


He glanced curiously around him.


He glanced covertly at his watch.

barely, hardly

She barely glanced at him.

down, up

She glanced up at him.

pause to, turn to

He turned to glance in our direction.

happen to

At that moment she happened to glance up.

about (esp. BrE), around, round (esp. BrE)

She glanced around the room.

across, over

She glanced across to where the others were standing chatting.


She glanced briefly at his lapel badge.


He glanced towards/toward the kitchen.

Glance is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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