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English definition of “sift”

sift

verb [T]
 
 
/sɪft/
FOOD to put flour, sugar, etc through a sieve (= wire net shaped like a bowl) to break up large pieces: Sift the flour into a large bowl.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
LOOK CAREFULLY (also sift through) to carefully look at every part of something in order to find something: to sift through evidence Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of sift from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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