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  1. glean

    • IPA[ɡlēn]


    • v.
      extract (information) from various sources;collect gradually and bit by bit
    • verb: glean, 3rd person present: gleans, gerund or present participle: gleaning, past tense: gleaned, past participle: gleaned

    • 釋義


    • 1. extract (information) from various sources the information is gleaned from press clippings
    • collect gradually and bit by bit objects gleaned from local markets
    • gather (leftover grain or other produce) after a harvest the conditions of farm workers in the 1890s made gleaning essential