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sort out

 
Verb sort out has 3 senses
  1. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
    --1 is one way to categorize, categorise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
    --2 is one way to clarify, clear up, elucidate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. discipline, correct, sort out - punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    --3 is one way to punish, penalize, penalise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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