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sort out

Definition of sort out

  1. 1 :  to understand or find (something, such as a reason or a solution) by thinking <I'm trying to sort out a way to do it.>

  2. 2 :  to find an answer or solution for (something) <He's still trying to sort out his problems.> <We need to get these problems sorted out as soon as possible.> <They couldn't come up with a solution and decided to wait to see whether problem sorted itself out.>

  3. 3 :  to solve the problems of (someone) <They're still trying to sort their son out.> <I just need a little more time to sort myself out.>

  4. 4 British informal :  to deal in a forceful way with (someone who is causing problems) <I told my brother they were bullying me, and he promised to sort them out (for me).>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a group set up on the basis of any characteristic in common :  class, kind

    :  one approximating the character or qualities of another

    :  person, individual

  1. :  to put in a certain place or rank according to kind, class, or nature

    :  to arrange according to characteristics :  classify

    :  to put to rights :  put in order

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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