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verb filter pronunciation in British English /ˈfɪltə(r)/
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present participlefiltering
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if light or sound filters into a place, only a little of it enters that place
    filter through/in/into etc: The August sunlight filtered in through the blinds.
    The noise of the traffic filtered through the heavy curtains.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] if news or information filters out or through to people, they receive it gradually or after a period of time
    filter through/out/back etc: News of the decision filtered out to reporters.
    These new ideas have not yet filtered down to sales staff.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to pass something through a filter to remove particular things contained in it
    Everything we download from the Internet is automatically filtered through our virus software.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] British if traffic filters somewhere, it turns right or left when a separate traffic light gives it the signal to go
    Most of the cars filtered off to the right.
  5. 5
    [intransitive] if people filter somewhere, they gradually go there
    filter in/into/out etc: People began to filter into the theatre.

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