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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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