English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sift /sift/Concise Dictionary
- động từ
- to sift sugar over a cake: rắc đường lên bánh
- xem xét, chọn lọc (sự kiện về mặt chính xác, thật hư); phân tích tính chất của
- rơi lấm tấm như bột rây (mưa, tuyết)
+move as if through a sieve
+separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
+check and sort carefully
+distinguish and separate out
Advanced English Dictionary
1 strain, sieve, riddle, filter, screen, bolt; winnow, separate, weed out, sort out, select, choose, pick:
It is not easy to sift out the promising manuscripts.
2 examine, analyse, study, probe, screen, scrutinize, investigate:
The police are sifting the evidence of the witnesses.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [VN] to put flour or some other fine substance through a SIEVE/SIFTER: Sift the flour into a bowl.
2 ~ (through) sth to examine sth very carefully in order to decide what is important or useful or to find sth important: [VN] We will sift every scrap of evidence. + Computers are being used to sift the information. + [V] Crash investigators have been sifting through the wreckage of the aircraft.
3 [VN] ~ sth (out) from sth to separate sth from a group of things: He sifted the relevant data from the rest. + She looked quickly through the papers, sifting out from the pile anything that looked interesting.
Phrasal Verbs: sift sth<->out
1 to remove sth that you do not want from a substance by putting it through a SIEVE: Put the flour through a sieve to sift out the lumps.
2 to separate sth, usually sth you do not want, from a group of things: We need to sift out the applications that have no chance of succeeding.
1 pass sth through a sieve
Sift the flour finely before adding it to the mixture.
| in, together
Beat the mixture until smooth, then sift in the remaining sugar.
2 examine sth very carefully
They spent days carefully sifting through the evidence.
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