Definition of Sort out

1. Verb. Arrange or order by classes or categories. "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"




2. Verb. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear. "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

3. Verb. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience. "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
Exact synonyms: Correct, Discipline
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Derivative terms: Correction, Corrective, Corrigible, Discipline

Definition of Sort out

1. Verb. (transitive) To clarify by reviewing mentally. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To fix, ''as'' a problem. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To organise or separate into groups, ''as'' a collection of items, so as to make tidy. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To separate from the remainder of a group; ''often construed with'' from. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive British slang) To attack physically. ¹

6. Verb. (UK slang) to provide recreational drugs for. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sort Out

sorrowless
sorrowly
sorrows
sorrowy
sorry
sorry, I'm late
sorry for(p)
sorryful
sorryish
sort
sort algorithm
sort algorithms
sort code
sort of
sort oneself out
sort out (current term)
sort program
sort the wheat from the chaff
sorta
sortable
sortably
sortal
sortals
sortance
sortances
sortase
sortases
sortation
sortations
sorte

Literary usage of Sort out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1874)
"Oh, different sorts, about as many sorts of people as there are sorts of picters, in fact it's a kind of give and take atween "em, for the picters sort out ..."

2. Real Things in Nature: A Reading Book of Science for American Boys and Girls by Edward Singleton Holden (1903)
"Streams sort out Different Sizes of Stones.—A mountain torrent will carry quite large stones along with its current. When the stream leaves the hills and ..."

3. Real Things in Nature: A Reading Book of Science for American Boys and Girls by Edward Singleton Holden (1903)
"Streams sort out Different Sizes of Stones.—A mountain torrent will carry quite large stones along with its current. When the stream leaves the hills and ..."

4. Living Bayonets: A Record of the Last Push by Coningsby Dawson (1919)
"I can't be bothered now-a-days to let the mail-clerk sort out the letters: I grab the bag and go through it myself. There may be an interval between this ..."

5. Elements Of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based On Workplace Evaluations Of by Alexander L. Cohen (1998)
"... the need to address more current cases Perform job analyses Perform job analyses to sort out and rate to sort out and rate job risk factors for observed ..."

6. Walter of Henley's Husbandry: Together with an Anonymous Husbandry by Walter de Henley, William Cunningham (1890)
"sort out your swine once a year, and if you find any which is not sound take it away. ... sort out your sheep once a year, between Easter and Whitsuntide, ..."

7. Living Bayonets: A Record of the Last Push by Coningsby Dawson (1919)
"I can't be bothered now-a-days to let the mail-clerk sort out the letters: I grab the bag and go through it myself. There may be an interval between this ..."

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