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sift/ˈsɪft/verb
siftssiftedsifting
sift
/ˈsɪft/
verb
siftssiftedsifting
Learner's definition of SIFT  
[+ object] 
: to put (flour, sugar, etc.) through a sifter or sieve
   b  : to separate or remove (something) by using a sifter or sieve — often + out — often used figuratively
: to go through (something) very carefully in order to find something useful or valuable
[+ object]
[no object]
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