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1 sieve /ˈsɪv/ noun
plural sieves
1 sieve
/ˈsɪv/
noun
plural sieves
Learner's definition of SIEVE
[count]
: a kitchen tool that has many small holes and that is used to separate smaller particles from larger ones or solids from liquids

have a memory/mind like a sieve

informal
: to have a very bad memory : to be unable to remember things
2 sieve /ˈsɪv/ verb
sieves; sieved; sieving
2 sieve
/ˈsɪv/
verb
sieves; sieved; sieving
Learner's definition of SIEVE
[+ object]
: to put (something) through a sieve
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