to glance - to look somewhere quickly and then look away.

glance at/over/toward: He glanced over his shoulder nervously.

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to stare - to look at someone or something very directly for a long time.

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to glimpse - to see someone or something for a moment or not completely.

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to gaze - to look at someone or something for a long time, for example because they are attractive or interesting, or because you are thinking of something else.

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