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English definition of “sort”

sort

verb [I or T] (ORDER)    /sɔːt/ US  /sɔːrt/
B2 to put a number of things in an order or to separate them into groups : Paper , plastic , and cans are sorted for recycling . I'm going to sort these old books into those to be kept and those to be thrown away. You can use the computer to sort the newspaper articles alphabetically , by date , or by subject . She found the ring while sorting (through) some clothes .Classifying and creating order
(Definition of sort verb (ORDER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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