sort through - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theysort through
he/she/itsorts through
present participlesorting through
past tensesorted through
past participlesorted through
  1. sort through something to look at a lot of things in order to find what you want or need

    She sorted through her handbag for her keys.

See also main entry: sort