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Synonyms for sift

Verb

1. sift, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
2. sift, sieve, strain, separate
usage: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
3. sieve, sift, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
usage: check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
4. sieve, sift, choose, take, select, pick out
usage: distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
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