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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: sort /sɔrt/ 
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I/you/we/theysort
he/she/itsorts
present participlesorting
past tensesorted
past participlesorted
  1. 1
    to arrange things in groups or in a particular order, for example by date, importance, size, or color
    sort something by something:

    Once the data is collected, the computer will sort it by date.

    sort something into something:

    Sort the letters into three piles.

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