Translation of sift in Spanish:

sift

Pronunciation: /sɪft/

vt

  • 1.1 [sugar/flour] tamizar*, cernir*, cerner*; (sprinkle) espolvorear
    More example sentences
    • Diamonds sparkle in the radiance of my headlamp as snow sifts from an ebony sky.
    • Snow was sifting down at Tiffindell ski resort near Rhodes yesterday morning, adding to over 25 cm which had fallen since Friday.
    • Watch any good fell runner descending from a summit and it's like sand sifting through an egg timer.
    1.2 [facts/evidence] pasar por el tamiz or la criba

vi

  • we'll have to sift through all the applications carefully vamos a tener que pasar todas las solicitudes por el tamiz or la criba
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    • Rummaging through a small compartment next to her, she began to sift through old cards and small papers that she might need later on.
    • Lord Hutton was asked to do a specific job: to take evidence, sift it, and reach conclusions.
    • For this reason, post-publication review is very important to sifting good theory from bad.

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