Definition of sort out in English:

sort out

Translate sort out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1sort something out, sort out somethingArrange things systematically in groups or according to type.

    ‘she sorted out the clothes, some to be kept, some to be thrown away’
    • ‘he sorted out the lettuce from the spinach’
    organize, arrange, sort, put in order, set in order, straighten out, marshal, dispose, lay out, regulate
    separate, separate out, pick out, divide, isolate, remove, segregate, sift, sieve, weed out, winnow
    1. 1.1Arrange or organize something.
      ‘they are anxious to sort out traveling arrangements’
      • ‘I've sorted the travel - that's no problem.’
  • 2sort something out, sort out somethingResolve a problem or difficulty.

    • ‘the teacher helps the children to sort out their problems’
    resolve, settle, sort, solve, find a solution to, find an answer to, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, iron out
    1. 2.1sort someone out, sort out someoneResolve the problems or difficulties of someone.
      • ‘I need time to sort myself out’
      resolve, settle, sort out, solve, find a solution to, find an answer to, fix, work out, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, iron out
    2. 2.2sort someone out, sort out someone informal Deal with a troublesome person, typically by reprimanding or punishing them.
      • ‘if he can't pay you, I'll sort him out’
      • ‘Later, an improbable cop sorts Clem out: ‘You're what I call a sins-of-the-world type.’’
      • ‘If you don't get (my son] sorted, I will come back and sort you out.’
      • ‘I will be back with an army of men from Manchester to sort you out.’
      • ‘Die the death you deserve, and let God sort you out.’
      • ‘She turned around to see Weston pedalling away and he yelled at her: ‘I know where you live and I'm going to sort you out.’’
      • ‘He'll turn up in the morning to sort us out, that's for sure.’
      • ‘Unless we get our act together God will sort us out!’
      • ‘Because he was the one who openly declared after taking power that he would sort India out and avenge Kargil.’
      • ‘‘Malmesbury School is trying to sort Tom out but it seems to be making things worse,’ he said.’
      • ‘He directed the defendant to leave the area but he failed to comply and remarked: ‘He was going to sort this out and he was going to sort me out.’’
      • ‘I expect some folk will take this opportunity to tell my parents how bad I've been - that I've completely back-slidden and they'd better sort me out while they're here.’