Definition of sort something out in English:

sort something out

phrasal verb

  • 1Separate something from a mixed group.

    ‘she sorted out the lettuce from the spinach’
    • ‘Trent quickly sorted the names out into two separate columns.’
    • ‘The game involved them sorting the cards out into several shifting categories of species, weaknesses and grades.’
    • ‘I am all for recycling and happily sorted my waste out for disposal in the separate skips.’
    • ‘She is uniquely positioned to sort fact from fiction in this nascent field.’
    separate, separate out, pick out, divide, isolate, remove, segregate, sift, sieve, weed out, winnow
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  • 2Arrange or organize something.

    ‘they are anxious to sort out travelling arrangements’
    • ‘I've sorted the travel - that's no problem.’
    resolve, settle, sort, solve, find a solution to, find an answer to, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, iron out
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