Definitions for SIFTsɪft

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  1. sift(verb)

    move as if through a sieve

    "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

  2. sift, sieve, strain(verb)

    separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

    "sift the flour"

  3. sieve, sift(verb)

    check and sort carefully

    "sift the information"

  4. sieve, sift(verb)

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

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  1. sift(Verb)

    To sieve or strain (something).

  2. sift(Verb)

    To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving.

  3. sift(Verb)

    To examine (something) carefully.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sift(verb)

    to separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime

  2. Sift(verb)

    to separate or part as if with a sieve

  3. Sift(verb)

    to examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize

  4. Origin: [AS. siftan, from sife sieve. 151a. See Sieve.]

Anagrams of SIFT »

  1. fist , FIST

  2. fits

  3. FIST


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