What Does Sift Mean?


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The word sift is used as a verb and it conveys the idea of putting flour or some other substance through a sifter in order to get the unusable substance removed. The sentence that can illustrate the meaning of the word clearly is being given below: Sift the flour into a pan. The above mentioned sentence conveys the idea of taking flour through sift to make it clean and pit in onto a pan.

The word can be used in the figurative manner also and when you are using the term 'sift something' it conveys the idea of examining something very carefully to decide what is important in the substance and that which is of no use should be left behind.

The word can also be used in a phrasal verb and the phrase is 'Sift something out' to convey the idea of removing something that you don't want.

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