Definition of sift

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • sift is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • sift is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • sift is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of sift


  • distinguish and separate out (verb)

    Examples

    1. sift through the job candidates

    Synonyms

    1. sieve
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (verb)

    Examples

    1. sift the flour

    Synonyms

    1. sieve
    2. strain
  • check and sort carefully (verb)

    Examples

    1. sift the information

    Synonyms

    1. sieve
  • move as if through a sieve (verb)

    Examples

    1. The soldiers sifted through the woods

See definition of sift in Merriam Webster

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