verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sift
Examples from the Web for sift
Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But should you lack the energy to sift through the glut of options yourself, we can at least helpfully endorse this one.WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Is Summer’s Best New Show. But Will Anyone Watch?|Kevin Fallon|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you can sift through all of the legal posturing, a fairly accurate portrait of Sterling himself does begin to emerge.Donald Sterling’s New Defense: Look at All the Blacks I’ve Hired|Robert Silverman|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sift the dry ingredients over a piece of parchment paper and then pour into a medium bowl.
It is advice to sift, pore over, and weigh up, with a view to us deciding for ourselves.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sift flour several times before using for sponge cake, as tins causes the flour to become lighter.
For the dumplings, sift together one cup of flour and two even teaspoons of baking powder.
Add the cream of tartar to the flour after measuring and sift once more.The Community Cook Book|Anonymous
If you are forced to give your hens or chickens meal, you must sift it fine and scald it and cool it.
When the dish is full pour over it a cupful of milk and sift fine crumbs over the top, and add some more bits of butter.The Fun of Cooking|Caroline French Benton
British Dictionary definitions for sift
Word Origin for sift
Word Origin and History for sift
Old English siftan "pass (something) through a sieve," from Proto-Germanic *sib- (cf. Dutch ziften, Middle Low German sichten, German sichten "to sift;" see sieve (n.)). Intransitive sense "to pass loosely or fall scatteredly" is from 1590s. Metaphoric sense of "look carefully through" first recorded 1530s. Related: Sifted; sifting.