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Definition of 'sort out'


  1. arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
       Synonyms: classify class sort assort separate
  2. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
       Synonyms: clear clear up shed light on crystallize crystallise crystalize crystalise straighten out enlighten illuminate elucidate
  3. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
       Synonyms: discipline correct

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