sort through

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sort through

: to look at things and put them in a particular order especially while searching for something
  • He sorted through the papers.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : one approximating the character or qualities of another

  3. : person, individual

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

  2. : to arrange according to characteristics : classify

  3. : to put to rights : put in order


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