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English definition of “sort-out”


noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈsɔːt.aʊt/ us    /ˈsɔːrt̬-/ UK informal
an occasion when you put things in order or in their correct place: I've had a sort-out in the bedroom - it's looking rather better.Classifying and creating order
(Definition of sort-out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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