catch a glimpse

This page is about the collocation catch a glimpse

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to see something or someone for a moment only

For example

  • Justin's fans caught a glimpse of him as he left the airport.

  • I could only catch a glimpse as it sped by, but I'm pretty sure it was Melanie on the bus.

Quick Quiz

I only caught a glimpse of the taxi

a. as I watched it going past

b. as my eyes were tightly closed

c. as it disappeared around a corner

Contributor: Matt Errey