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    sieve

    sieve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sieve

    Definition
    (noun) a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
    Synonyms : screen
    Definition
    (verb) examine in order to test suitability
    Synonyms : screen , screen out , sort
    Example Sentence
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants
    Definition
    (verb) check and sort carefully
    Synonyms : sift
    Example Sentence
    • sift the information
    Definition
    (verb) separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    Synonyms : sift , strain
    Example Sentence
    • sift the flour
    Definition
    (verb) distinguish and separate out
    Synonyms : sift
    Example Sentence
    • sift through the job candidates
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sieve

u can SEE though a SIEve.. because it has many holes in it. so it can be used to divide/filter things.

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