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KK Pronunciation

〔 sIv 〕


〔 siv 〕

Overview of noun sieve

The noun sieve has 1 sense

  • sieve, screen -- (a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles)

Overview of verb sieve

The verb sieve has 4 senses

  • screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")

  • sieve, sift -- (check and sort carefully; "sift the information")

  • sift, sieve, strain -- (separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour")

  • sieve, sift -- (distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates")