Meaning of sieve

Definition of sieve

(noun) a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
(verb) examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"

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