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Overview of noun sifting

The noun sifting has 1 sense

  • winnow, winnowing, sifting -- (the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women")

Overview of verb sift

The verb sift has 4 senses

  • sift -- (move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods")

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

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

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