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verb [transitive] sift pronunciation in British English /sɪft/
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present tense
present participlesifting
past tensesifted
past participlesifted
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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.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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