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- v. To clarify by reviewing mentally.
- v. To fix, as a problem.
- v. To organise or separate into groups, as a collection of items, so as to make tidy.
- v. To separate from the remainder of a group; often construed with from.
- v. To attack physically.
- v. to provide recreational drugs for.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
- v. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
- v. arrange or order by classes or categories
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Leaving McKean at the State House, Morris huddled with Gouverneur Morris, John Swanwick, and a handful of clerks to sort out their prospects.
Other ex-jockeys became trainers or commentators or worked in racing in official capacities and only I, it seemed, felt impelled to swim round the hidden fringes, attempting to sort out doubts and worries for people who for any reason didn't want to bother the police or the racing authorities.
The historian had to make his mole-like way through the endless files of old and stupid magazines; he had to read the insipid biographies and autobiographies of dead and forgotten editors, many of them college professors, preachers out of work, pre-historic uplifters and bad poets; he had to sort out the facts from the fancies of such incurable liars as
James Latham believed his job was to sort out the world and his wife was to take care of everything else.
The Initiatives Group started to sort out the key question of who the reconcilables and irreconcilables were, a pragmatic approach to success that recognized that the United States had to make deals with even those insurgent groups that had American blood on their hands.
Mr. Partridge having done and said nothing, Richard was left to sort out the team.
It wasn't fair, by God — the Allimir had played by all the rules of fairy tales, and by those rules they should have gotten a proper hero to sort out their mess, not a pack of apologetic refusals.
Prof. Syed Ibrahim believes that advanced technology is a very handy tool to sort out even minute errors of judgement.
What Richard had to do was to sort out which books he would take with him and which he would leave in Port Jackson for Will, Bill, Neddy, Tommy Crowder and Aaron Davis.
Spalla said they try to let the dogs sort out their dominance amongst themselves, and that doing so has proven beneficial.