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glean

glean

 
 
pronunciation:
glin
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gleaned, gleaning, gleans
definition 1: to gather or discover (facts, information, or the like) a little at a time.
By interviewing dozens of villagers, he was able to glean parts of the story that had never before come to light.Have you gleaned any information from the suspects?
similar words:
cull, discover, find out, gather, learn, pick up
definition 2: to gather (grain that reapers have left behind).
synonyms:
gather
similar words:
collect, harvest, reap
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to gather or discover anything a little at a time.
similar words:
accumulate, amass
definition 2: to gather leftover grain from a field.
similar words:
harvest, reap
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derivations: gleanable (adj.), gleaner (n.)