glean
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glean
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to gather bit by bit)
a. recoger
Spiders can glean information about their environment from vibrations in their webs.Las arañas pueden recoger información sobre su entorno por las vibraciones en sus telarañas.
b. cosechar
The archaeologists were able to glean a lot of information from the artifacts.Los arqueólogos lograron cosechar mucha información de los artefactos.
c. averiguar
I was able to glean enough information from the financial reports to figure out who is embezzling.Pude averiguar suficiente información de los informes financieros para descubrir quién está malversando.
d. deducir
I gleaned from the evidence that the victim was alive when Jake left.Deduje por las pruebas que la víctima seguía con vida cuando Jake se fue.
2. (agriculture)
a. espigar
Volunteers glean the field after the first harvest to donate produce to the food bank.Los voluntarios espigan el campo después de la primera cosecha para donar productos agrícolas al banco de alimentos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (agriculture)
a. espigar
The farmer allowed the poor family to glean in his field so they wouldn't starve.El granjero permitió que la familia pobre espigara en su campo para que no se murieran de hambre.
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glean
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (information)
a. averiguar
to glean information from somethingextraer información de algo
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glean [ɡliːn]
transitive verb
1 (Agr) espigar
2 [+information] recoger
from what I have been able to glean por lo que yo he conseguido averiguar
intransitive verb
espigar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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