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1 sort /ˈsoɚt/ noun
plural sorts
1 sort
/ˈsoɚt/
noun
plural sorts
Learner's definition of SORT
[count] : a group of people or things that have some shared quality : a particular kind or type of person or thing
[singular] : a person of a particular type
[count] technical : the act of separating things and putting them in a particular order : the act of sorting things

all sorts of

: a large number or variety of (things or people) : many

of sorts

or of a sort
: in some ways but not entirely or exactly

of the sort

: like the person or thing mentioned

out of sorts

: somewhat angry or unhappy
: somewhat ill

sort of

informal
: to some small degree : slightly or somewhat
2 sort /ˈsoɚt/ verb
sorts; sorted; sorting
2 sort
/ˈsoɚt/
verb
sorts; sorted; sorting
Learner's definition of SORT
[+ object]
: to separate and put (people or things) in a particular order
often + out
British, informal : to deal with (something or someone) in a successful way

sort out

[phrasal verb]
sort (something) out or sort out (something)
: to understand or find (something, such as a reason or a solution) by thinking
: to find an answer or solution for (something)
◊ If something sorts itself out, it stops being a problem without anyone having to do anything.
sort (someone) out or sort out (someone)
: to solve the problems of (someone)
British, informal : to deal with (someone who is causing problems) in a forceful way
see also 2sort 1 (above)

sort through

[phrasal verb]
sort through (something)
: to look at things and put them in a particular order especially while you are searching for something

— sorter

noun, plural sorters [count]
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