Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sort-out”


noun [C usually singular]     /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of sort-out

Translations of “sort-out”

Word of the Day


the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More