HyperDic: sift

English > 4 senses of the word sift:
VERBmotionsiftmove as if through a sieve
contactsift, sieve, strainseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
contactsift, sievecheck and sort carefully
cognitionsift, sievedistinguish and separate out
sift > pronunciation
Rhymesadrift ... uplift: 18 rhymes with ihft...
English > sift: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove as if through a sieve.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The soldiers sifted through the woods"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
English > sift: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"sift the flour"
Synonymssieve, strain
Narrowerresiftsift anew
ricesieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
riddle, screenseparate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
winnowseparate the chaff from by using air currents
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
Spanishcerner, cernir, colar, separar, tamizar
Catalanbarutellar, colar, tamisar
Nounssievea strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
siftera household sieve (as for flour)
siftingthe act of separating grain from chaff
English > sift: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcheck and sort carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"sift the information"
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
English > sift: 4 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningdistinguish and separate out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"sift through the job candidates"
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishcolar, cribar

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