sift - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/sɪft/
present tense
I/you/we/theysift
he/she/itsifts
present participlesifting
past tensesifted
past participlesifted
  1. 2

    sift

    or

    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.