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verb [transitive] sift pronunciation in American English /sɪft/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysift
he/she/itsifts
present participlesifting
past tensesifted
past participlesifted
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    sift

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    sift through

    to examine information, documents, etc. in order to find what you are looking for
    Sift every grain of information until you find the answer.
    1. a.
      to look in a pile of things in order to find a particular thing
      Bomb experts continue to sift the blast site.

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