Glean - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡliːn|  American pronunciation of the word glean
Brit.  |ɡliːn|  British pronunciation of the word glean


- gather, as of natural products (syn: harvest, reap)


She gleaned her data from various studies.

He has a collection of antique tools gleaned from flea markets and garage sales.

They spent days gleaning the files for information.

They spent hours gleaning in the wheat fields.

The police gleaned the story behind the robbery from a few chance remarks by the prisoner.

Additional information was gleaned from other sources.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: glean
he/she/it: gleans
present participle: gleaning
past tense: gleaned
past participle: gleaned
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