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Definitions of sift:
  • verb:   move as if through a sieve
    Example: "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
  • verb:   separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    Example: "Sift the flour"
  • verb:   distinguish and separate out
    Example: "Sift through the job candidates"
  • verb:   check and sort carefully
    Example: "Sift the information"

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See sift used in context: 7 poetry verses, 3 Shakespeare works, 3 Bible passages, 1 definition

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