verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of sift
OTHER WORDS FROM siftoutsift, verb (used with object)pre·sift, verb (used with object)re·sift, verb (used with object)un·sift·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sift
Added microalgae can gobble up the fats and oils, and fine filters sift out the other bad junk.Two Companies See a Golden Opportunity in the Tijuana River’s Brown Waters|MacKenzie Elmer|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Too bad Lisa Robinson didn’t focus more on how women are shaping music’s future, rather than sifting through the ashes of the past.Beyoncé, Joni Mitchell and more: A veteran journalist tries to give female stars their due|Elizabeth Hand|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Spoon the mixture into a small fine-mesh sieve with larger holes, sift the ingredients through, discarding any remaining unground bits.Orange-sriracha glazed duck and roasted fruit are a stunning sheet-pan dinner combination|Olga Massov|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
The technology can help engineers manage multiple design variations for semiconductors, for example, or sift through routine bug reports that software developers would otherwise have to manually review to figure out what is causing a glitch.
On the podcast, the crew sifted through the flurry of political mailers in recent days and pulled out a few interesting ones in the San Diego mayor’s race.Morning Report: Where Unlawful Assembly Arrests Stand|Voice of San Diego|October 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
But as the forensic scientists continue sifting through the remains of the mass graves, that possibility seems remote.
Sifting sand and putting it back in place is really a short-term fix, say experts.
Once the sand was plowed back onto the beaches, volunteers scoured it for any flotsam that got through the sifting machines.
Sifting the ashes of an attack in revolutionary Arab states is hard.
Sifting through snapshots of her in various pageants, their faces radiate with pride.Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women|Abigail Pesta|May 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a tremendous training in the sifting of evidence and the examination of appearances.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
In spite of his gloom, he caught himself sifting and assorting and placing things in their relative values.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
Without sifting the nature of Beauty, without giving some definition of it, nobody can attempt to construct a Hierarchy of Art.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
This is what, after much sorting and sifting, I could get to know about the definite facts of it.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
Men might have thought that some being from above was sifting down to the earth lurid darkness.Let us follow Him|Henryk Sienkiewicz