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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To find out information slowly and with difficulty. Gather facts in small quantities.

Usage examples (35)
  • I will read the paper carefully so that I can glean all the information I need to make a good decision.
  • I mean, how much inspiration can one glean from a paper shredder?
  • But from what I can glean from the decision, he showed more than a few signs of OCD.
  • It looks like a bug in the code that the developer is aware of (this is what I can glean from the ipodder-dev list). for more
Tutoring comment
  • I can "glean" (gather information) that you are being mischievous by the "gleam" (a light that shows up briefly) in your eye.
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