(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. glimpse, coup d'oeil; ray, beam, look; ricochet, skim, stroke. —v. i. peek, glimpse, look; graze, brush, strike; gleam, flash. See vision, light.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. glimpse, sight, flash, fleeting impression; see look 3 .
See Synonym Study at flash . v.
1. [To look]
Syn. see, peep, glimpse; see look 2 .
2. [To ricochet]
Syn. skip, slide, carom, rebound, careen, brush, skim, touch, graze, dart, bounce; see also hit 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
look, glimpse, peek, peep, gander, *once-over.
1. look glimpse, peer, peek, peep, view, observe, *get a load of, *take a gander, *give a once-over, eye, *eyeball.
2. graze sideswipe, brush, carom, kiss, ricochet, skim, bounce off, touch.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To look briefly and quickly: glimpse, peek, peep. See SEE. 2. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks: coruscate, flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink. See LIGHT. 3. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected: carom, dap, graze, ricochet, skim, skip. See STRIKE. II noun 1. A quick look: blush, glimpse, peek, peep. Informal: gander. See SEE. 2. A sudden quick light: blink, coruscation, flash, flicker, gleam, glimmer, glint, spark1, twinkle, wink. See LIGHT.

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