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sort

noun [C]  us   /sɔrt/

sort noun [C] (TYPE)

a group of things that are of the same type or that share similar qualities: What sort of equipment will she need? He was squinting through the eyepiece of some sort of navigational device. Sort can sometimes refer to a person of a particular type: What sort of person do you think I am?a sort of (also sort of) A person might say a sort of or sort of when describing something about which the person does not have a clear or exact knowledge: He’s a sort of agent for athletes, but not officially. She’s sort of running the company, I think, but her parents are still involved.
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sort

verb [I/T]  us   /sɔrt/

sort verb [I/T] (PUT IN ORDER)

to put things in a particular order or separate them into groups according to a principle: [T] We have to sort the job applications into groups based on their qualifications. [T] Paper, plastic, and cans are sorted for recycling. [M] Sort out the clothes that you don’t want, and we’ll donate them to a charity. [I always + adv/prep] He spent hours sorting through the photos (= searching them to find one).
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Translations of “sort”
in Arabic نَوْع…
in Korean 종류…
in Malaysian jenis…
in French sorte…
in Turkish tür, çeşit, cins…
in Italian tipo, specie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類型, 種類,類型…
in Russian тип, вид, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj, gatunek…
in Vietnamese loại, thứ, hạng…
in Spanish clase, tipo, género…
in Portuguese tipo, classe, espécie…
in Thai ชนิด, ประเภท, แบบ…
in German die Art…
in Catalan classe, mena…
in Japanese 種類, タイプ…
in Indonesian jenis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 类型, 种类,类型…
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