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sort sb out

UK informal
verb uk phrasal verb with sort   /sɔːt/ us    /sɔːrt/
to punish or attack someone, usually to make the person understand that they have behaved badly: Has he been bothering you again - do you want me to sort him out?
Translations of “sort sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 懲罰(某人), 收拾(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惩罚(某人), 收拾(某人)…
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