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English definition of “glean”

glean

verb [T]     /ɡliːn/
to collect information in small amounts and often with difficulty: From what I was able to glean, the news isn't good. They're leaving on Tuesday - I managed to glean that much (from them).Collecting and amassing
(Definition of glean verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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