verb (transitive, adverb)
- to find a solution to (a problem, etc), esp to make clear or tidy
⇒ it took a long time to sort out the mess
- to take or separate, as from a larger group
⇒ he sorted out the most likely ones
- to organize into an orderly and disciplined group
- (informal) to beat or punish
- (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.
Word usage trends for “sort-out”
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.
A Song at Twilight
I've been asked a couple of times to sort out problems he's had.
He could probably sort out most of the Lesser Dead with Charter Magic alone.
LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)