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sort out

Definitions

verb (transitive, adverb)

  1. to find a solution to (a problem, etc), esp to make clear or tidy   ⇒ it took a long time to sort out the mess
  2. to take or separate, as from a larger group   ⇒ he sorted out the most likely ones
  3. to organize into an orderly and disciplined group
  4. (informal) to beat or punish

noun

sort-out
  1. (informal) the process of separating things that are wanted from things that are not   ⇒ the kitchen needed a major sort-out,   ⇒ I've been having a sort-out today and I have filled a bag full of rubbish.

Translations for 'sort out'

  • British English: sort out If you sort out a group of things, you organize or tidy them.We try to sort out the truth from the lies.sɔːt aʊt VERB
  • Arabic: يُفَرِّزُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: separar
  • Chinese: 理清
  • Croatian: odijeliti
  • Czech: vytřídit
  • Danish: ordne
  • Dutch: ontwarren
  • European Spanish: ordenarorganizar
  • Finnish: erotella
  • French: ranger
  • German: klären
  • Greek: διαχωρίζω
  • Italian: classificare
  • Japanese: 解決する
  • Korean: 해결하다
  • Norwegian: sortere
  • Polish: posortować sortować
  • Portuguese: separar
  • Romanian: a sorta
  • Russian: разбирать
  • Spanish: ordenarclasificar
  • Swedish: klara upp
  • Thai: จัดเรียง
  • Turkish: halletmek
  • Ukrainian: відбирати відібрати
  • Vietnamese: giải quyết

Example Sentences Including 'sort out'

He found the unfortunate Frampton in the lobby trying to sort out disputed items on his bill.
Forbes, Bryan A Song at Twilight
I've been asked a couple of times to sort out problems he's had.
Wood, Ted Snowjob
He could probably sort out most of the Lesser Dead with Charter Magic alone.
Garth Nix LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)

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