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English definition of “sort”

sort

verb [I/T] (PUT IN ORDER)   /sɔrt/
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).
(Definition of sort verb (PUT IN ORDER) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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