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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysift out
he/she/itsifts out
present participlesifting out
past tensesifted out
past participlesifted out
  1. to remove one part of something

    We get a different impression of the economy if we sift out the figures for imports.

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