sift: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sift), [key]
- to separate and retain the coarse parts of (flour, ashes, etc.) with a sieve.
- to scatter or sprinkle through or by means of a sieve: to sift sugar onto cake.
- to separate by or as if by a sieve.
- to examine closely: The detectives are still sifting the evidence.
- to question closely.
- to sift something.
- to pass or fall through or as if through a sieve.
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