sort-out

sort-out UK US noun [singular] british informal
the process of getting rid of things that you do not need and arranging things that you do need tidily

It’s time we had a good sort-out.

Thesaurus: instance or an action of cleaning or tidyingsynonym

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sort-out — n [singular] BrE informal an occasion when you tidy a room, desk etc and get rid of the things you do not need ▪ These cupboards need a good sort out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sort out — index cull, diagnose, differentiate, discriminate (distinguish), fix (arrange), part (separate) …   Law dictionary

  • sort-out — noun singular BRITISH INFORMAL the process of getting rid of things you do not need and arranging things that you do need neatly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sort out — verb 1. arrange or order by classes or categories (Freq. 3) How would you classify these pottery shards are they prehistoric? • Syn: ↑classify, ↑class, ↑sort, ↑assort, ↑separate • Derivationally relate …   Useful english dictionary

  • sort out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sort out : present tense I/you/we/they sort out he/she/it sorts out present participle sorting out past tense sorted out past participle sorted out 1) British to make arrangements for something to happen, or… …   English dictionary

  • sort out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you sort out a group of things, you separate them into different classes, groups, or places, for example so that you can do different things with them. [V P n (not pron)] Sort out all your bills, receipts, invoices and expenses …   English dictionary

  • sort out — they must sort out their problems Syn: resolve, settle, solve, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, rectify, iron out; answer, explain, fathom, unravel, clear up; informal sew up, hammer out, thrash out …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sort out — {v. phr.} 1. To alphabetize; arrange in numerical order. * /The secretary helped Professor Brown sort out his numerous index cards./ 2. To clarify. * / Help me sort out these bills, she begged her husband./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sort\ out — v. phr. 1. To alphabetize; arrange in numerical order. The secretary helped Professor Brown sort out his numerous index cards. 2. To clarify. Help me sort out these bills, she begged her husband …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sort out — phr verb Sort out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑feeling, ↑finance, ↑mess, ↑priority, ↑problem, ↑tangle, ↑thing …   Collocations dictionary

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