Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English from Old French glener, from late Latin glennare, probably of Celtic origin
Synonyms
    1.
  • deduce reap gather ascertain
    2.
  • garner sift accumulate
Antonyms
    1.
  • dissipate spread
    2.
  • disperse divide separate
Definition
1. to collect or gather anything little by little or slowly
2. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit
Examples
1. A) As he spoke, she began to glean how much a bureaucrat he really was out of the office. B) Trying to glean relevant information from the nonsense online can be a herculean task.
2. A) Trying to glean all the corn kernels you spilled on the floor took over an hour. B) He spent over three hours in the grocery store, trying to glean every ingredient for his masterpiece lasagna.
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