sort out


verb (tr, adverb)

to find a solution to (a problem, etc), esp to make clear or tidyit took a long time to sort out the mess
to take or separate, as from a larger grouphe sorted out the most likely ones
to organize into an orderly and disciplined group
informal to beat or punish

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