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  Definition of sift
  1. distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  2. separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  3. check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  4. move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
Similar Words: sieve, strain

 

See Also: sieve out, pick over

 

Hyponyms: rice, resift, riddle, screen, winnow, fan

 

Derivational Morphology: strainer, sieve, screen, sifter, winnow, winnowing, sifting

 

Anagrams: fist

 

 
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