Definition of 'sieve'
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While he scrambled up the hill, Bess took a sieve and carefully put the remaining dirt from the shovel into it. THE SECRET OF THE FORGOTTEN CITY (2001)Isabelle was the only female confidante she'd ever had, and entrusting a secret to Isabelle was rather like toting water in a sieve. HERE BE DRAGONS (2001)The syllables sounded like gravel being shaken in a coarse sieve. COLDHEART CANYON (2001)
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Translations for 'sieve'
British English: sieve /sɪv/ NOUN
A sieve is a tool consisting of a metal or plastic ring with a fine wire net attached. It is used for separating liquids from solids or larger pieces of something from smaller pieces.
Press the soup through a sieve into a bowl.
- American English: sieve
- Arabic: مُنْخُل
- Brazilian Portuguese: peneira
- Chinese: 筛子
- Croatian: sito
- Czech: síto
- Danish: si
- Dutch: zeef
- European Spanish: tamiz
- Finnish: siivilä
- French: tamis
- German: Sieb
- Greek: κόσκινο
- Italian: setaccio
- Japanese: ふるい ざる
- Korean: 체
- Norwegian: sil
- Polish: sito
- European Portuguese: peneira
- Romanian: sită
- Russian: сито
- Spanish: colador
- Swedish: sil
- Thai: กระชอน
- Turkish: elek
- Ukrainian: решето
- Vietnamese: cái rây
British English: sieve VERB
When you sieve a substance, you put it through a sieve.
Cream the margarine in a small bowl, then sieve the icing sugar into it.
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