verb (inf=to sort out, sorts out, sorting out, sorted out)
- (transitive) To clarify by reviewing mentally.
- It's a bit confused at the moment, I'll try to sort it out later.
- (transitive) To fix, as a problem.
- ''The computer won't let me delete that file; could you sort it out?
- (transitive) To organise or separate into groups, as a collection of items, so as to make tidy.
- Could you your wardrobe and put the clothes you no longer use in one pile to give away and another to throw away?
- (transitive) To separate from the remainder of a group; often construed with from.
- We need to the problems we can solve from the ones we can't.
- They've already sorted out the students in group A, so we just need to worry about groups B and C.
- (context, transitive, UK, slang) To attack physically.
- ''If you do that again, I'll soon sort you out.
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