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Definition of glean verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

glean

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡliːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glean
BrE BrE//ɡliːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːn//
 
he / she / it gleans
BrE BrE//ɡliːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːnz//
 
past simple gleaned
BrE BrE//ɡliːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːnd//
 
past participle gleaned
BrE BrE//ɡliːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡliːnd//
 
-ing form gleaning
BrE BrE//ˈɡliːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡliːnɪŋ//
 
 
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glean something (from somebody/something) to obtain information, knowledge, etc., sometimes with difficulty and often from various different places These figures have been gleaned from a number of studies. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French glener, from late Latin glennare, probably of Celtic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glean