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Definition of sift out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sift out

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    sift somethingout

     
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  1. 1 to remove something that you do not want from a substance by putting it through a sifter Put the flour through a sifter to sift out the lumps.
  2. 2to separate something, usually something you do not want, from a group of things We need to sift out the applications that have no chance of succeeding.
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