sift through


sift through
phr verb
Sift through is used with these nouns as the object: ↑debris, ↑note, ↑résumé, ↑rubble, ↑wreckage

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  • sift through — phrasal : to work through by sifting has sifted through some of the material used in the monumental project R.D.Gardner sift through them for the one that best suits his purpose Shirley A. Briggs * * * ˈsift through [transitive] [present tense… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sift through — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sift through : present tense I/you/we/they sift through he/she/it sifts through present participle sifting through past tense sifted through past participle sifted through same as sift 2) He spent hours… …   English dictionary

  • ˈsift through sth — phrasal verb same as sift …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • sift — [ sıft ] verb transitive 1. ) to pour a dry substance through a sieve to remove the large pieces 2. ) sift or sift through to examine information, documents, etc. in order to find what you are looking for: Sift every grain of information until… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sift — [sıft] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: siftan] 1.) to put flour, sugar etc through a sieve or similar container in order to remove large pieces 2.) also sift through to examine information, documents etc carefully in order to find something out or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sift — v. 1) to sift carefully 2) (d; tr.) to sift from (to sift fact from fiction) 3) (d; intr.) to sift through (to sift through the debris) * * * [sɪft] to sift carefully (d; tr.) to sift from (to sift fact from fiction) (d; intr.) to sift through… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sift — UK [sɪft] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sift : present tense I/you/we/they sift he/she/it sifts present participle sifting past tense sifted past participle sifted 1) to pour a dry substance through a sieve to remove the large pieces 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • sift — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English siftan; akin to Old English sife sieve Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to put through a sieve < sift flour > b. to separate or separate out by or as if by putting through a sieve 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sift — [[t]sɪ̱ft[/t]] sifts, sifting, sifted 1) VERB If you sift a powder such as flour or sand, you put it through a sieve in order to remove large pieces or lumps. [V n] Sift the flour and baking powder into a medium sized mixing bowl. Syn: sieve 2)… …   English dictionary

  • sift — verb (T) 1 to put flour, sugar etc through a sieve or similar container in order to remove large pieces 2 also sift through to examine information, documents etc carefully in order to find something out or decide what is important and what is not …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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