sort

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noun
ADJECTIVE
best, worst
right, wrong
same, similar
different
funny, odd, strange

He was friendly in a funny sort of way.

PREPOSITION
sort of

We sell all sorts of books.

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verb
1 put things into different groups/places
ADVERB
busily
PREPOSITION
according to

Sort the books according to their subject matter.

by

The most common way of grouping was to sort the children by ability.

into

We sorted the clothes into piles.

through

She was busily sorting through her clothes.

PHRASES
begin sorting sth, start sorting sth
begin sorting through sth, start sorting through sth

She started sorting through the papers.

2 (esp. BrE) find an answer to a problem
ADVERB
out

Someone will have to sort this problem out.

VERB + SORT
have to
try to
help to, help sb to
leave sb to

Leave them to sort it out among themselves.

PHRASES
get sth sorted (BrE), get sth sorted out

If he can't get his talk sorted out, we'll have to ask someone else.

Sort is used with these nouns as the object: ↑mail

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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