steal a glance


steal a glance
To look quickly at someone or something, hoping that nobody notices the action.

Each boy stole a glance at the other and met the same look of disbelief.


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  • steal a glance — steal a glance/look/ phrase to look at someone or something secretly and quickly Bored, he stole a glance at his watch. Thesaurus: to look at someone or something quicklysynonym Main entry: steal …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal a glance (at somebody) — steal a ˈglance/ˈlook (at sb/sth) idiom to look at sb/sth quickly so that nobody sees you doing it Main entry: ↑stealidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal a glance (at something) — steal a ˈglance/ˈlook (at sb/sth) idiom to look at sb/sth quickly so that nobody sees you doing it Main entry: ↑stealidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal a look — steal a glance/look/ phrase to look at someone or something secretly and quickly Bored, he stole a glance at his watch. Thesaurus: to look at someone or something quicklysynonym Main entry: steal …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal — steal, *pilfer, filch, purloin, lift, pinch, snitch, swipe, cop are comparable when they mean to take another s possession without right and without his knowledge or permission. Steal, the commonest and most general of the group, can refer to any …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • steal a look (at somebody) — steal a ˈglance/ˈlook (at sb/sth) idiom to look at sb/sth quickly so that nobody sees you doing it Main entry: ↑stealidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steal a look (at something) — steal a ˈglance/ˈlook (at sb/sth) idiom to look at sb/sth quickly so that nobody sees you doing it Main entry: ↑stealidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • glance — I n. 1) to cast, dart, shoot; steal a glance at 2) to exchange glances 3) an admiring; amused; casual, cursory, fleeting, passing; conspiratorial; disapproving, indignant; furtive, stolen, surreptitious; imploring; knowing; meaningful,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • steal — I UK [stiːl] / US [stɪl] verb Word forms steal : present tense I/you/we/they steal he/she/it steals present participle stealing past tense stole UK [stəʊl] / US [stoʊl] past participle stolen UK [ˈstəʊlən] / US [ˈstoʊlən] *** Other ways of saying …   English dictionary

  • steal — v. 1) (D; tr.) ( to give surreptitiously ) to steal at (to steal a glance at smb.) 2) (D; intr., tr.) ( to take illegally ) to steal from (to steal from the rich; he stole money from his employer) 3) (d; intr.) ( to depart silently ) to steal… …   Combinatory dictionary

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