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Present participle for to sieve or strain (something)
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“Add the other ingredients and sift to remove lumps.”
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Present participle for to separate something from something else, typically something to be discarded
“Elizabeth then tries to sift the rocks out of the rice in the basket.”
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Present participle for to rummage through a collection or mass of things
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“I head back upstairs and sift through the drawers in our dressers, suitcases, pants pockets.”
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Present participle for to examine or analyze a collection of things or information
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“It was determined to utilize the services of the FBI in a final effort to sift through the evidence and to reach conclusions about the case.”
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Present participle for to search determinedly for someone or something
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Present participle for to cover lightly with a powdered substance
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Present participle for distinguish
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Present participle for to wash gravel in a pan to separate out (gold)
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Present participle for air out; make known
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Present participle for to gather or collect, typically what is left over
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Present participle for to recognize or understand a difference
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Present participle for to delve into or hollow out a surface or ground
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Research, especially patient or thorough inquiry or examination
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Noun
Act of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
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The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance
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