sieve

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(siv)

Inflections of 'sieve' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
sieves
v 3rd person singular
sieving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
sieved
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
sieved
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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sieve

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [kitchen, metal, cloth, coarse] sieve
  2. a [fine, thin, wire] mesh sieve
  3. rinse the [peas, fish, vegetables] in a sieve
  4. use a sieve to [remove, drain, filter, separate, strain]
  5. [put, push, smooth] the flour through a sieve
  6. purée the [potatoes, vegetables] through a sieve
  7. place the sieve over the [sink, bowl, saucepan]
  8. has a [mind, brain] like a sieve!
  9. sieve [sugar, flour, sand]
  10. sieve to [remove, strain, drain]
  11. sieve out [lumps, particles, residues]
  12. sieve into a [bowl, pan, pot]
  13. sieve with a [colander, cheesecloth]
  14. sieve for gold
  15. sieve through the [contract, details, candidates]
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