sort out

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sort out(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to resolve)
a. solucionar
I think I need to hire a plumber to sort out the problem with the kitchen sink.Creo que tengo que contratar a un fontanero para solucionar el problema con el fregadero de la cocina.
b. arreglar
Greg and Alison saw a psychologist to try to sort out their differences and save their marriage.Greg y Alison consultaron a un psicólogo para tratar de arreglar sus diferencias y salvar su matrimonio.
2. (to organize)
a. ordenar
I sorted out my books by subject.Ordené los libros por tema.
b. poner en orden
Leslie spent a week sorting out her photos after she returned from her trip to Asia.Leslie pasó una semana poniendo sus fotos en orden después de volver de su viaje a Asia.
c. organizar
John meets with his accountant weekly to sort out the business's finances.John se reúne con su contador cada semana para organizar las finanzas del negocio.
3. (to separate out)
a. separar
Sean is trying to sort out which clothes he'll take on vacation and which he can leave behind.Sean está intentando separar la ropa que se llevará de vacaciones de la que se puede dejar en casa.
4. (to settle down)
a. calmarse
It took him a while to sort himself out after the accident.Se tardó un rato en calmarse después del accidente.
5. (to reprimand)
a. ajustar cuentas
James didn't take kindly to insubordination and he quickly sorted his troops out about who was boss.James no admitía la insubordinación y ajustó cuentas rápidamente con las tropas sobre quién era el jefe.
6. (to provide)
a. dar
I need onions for my stew. - Come round my place and I'll sort you out with some onions from my garden.Necesito cebollas para mi guiso. - Ven a mi casa y te daré unas cebollas de mi jardín.
7. (to procure)
a. arreglar
I have my plane ticket, I just need to sort out my visa in order to travel to Brazil.Tengo el boleto de avión, solo debo arreglar la visa para viajar a Brasil.
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sort out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (organize)
a. ordenar
she sorted out the clothes she wanted to keepseparó la ropa que no quería tirar or
to s oneself outreo rganizar (uno) su vida, aclararse las ideas
2. (problem)
a. arreglar
3. (colloquial)
a.
to s somebody outponer a alguien en su sitio
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sort out
transitive verb
1 (organize) ordenar; organizar
can you help me sort out these clothes? Put the baby clothes on this pile...
sort out all your books ordena todos tus libros; to sort out the bad ones separar or quitar los malos
2 (resolve) [+problem, situation etc] arreglar; solucionar
they've sorted out their problems han arreglado or solucionado sus problemas
3
to sort sb out ajustar cuentas con algn; I'll come down there and sort you out! ¡si bajo, te pego una paliza!
4 (explain)
to sort sth out for sb explicar or aclarar algo a algn; can you sort this out for me? ¿puede explicarme or aclararme esto?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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