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Spanish translation of “sift”


verb /sift/
to separate by passing through a sieve etc
Sift the flour before making the cake.
to examine closely
examinar minuciosamente
He sifted the evidence carefully.
(Definition of sift from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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