- 1 (informal) to organize the contents of something; to tidy something The cupboards need sorting out.
- 2to organize something successfully If you're going to the bus station, can you sort out the tickets for tomorrow?
to separate something from a larger group Could you sort out the toys that can be thrown away? It was difficult to sort out the lies from the truth. related noun sort-out
(especially British English) to deal with somebody’s/your own problems successfully If you can wait a moment, I'll sort it all out for you. You load up the car and I'll sort the kids out.