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sieve in Tools topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsievesieve1 /sɪv/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 sieve.jpg a) DFUa round wire kitchen tool with a lot of small holes, used for separating solid food from liquid or small pieces of food from large pieces b) TZa round wire tool for separating small objects from large objects2 → have a memory like a sieve
Examples from the Corpus
sieve• Now place a sieve over a big bowl.• Press a sieve gently over the surface to create a textured effect.• Strain cooking liquid through a fine sieve into a pot.• Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve and pour into a sauce boat.• Force chilies through a food mill or sieve, straining out seeds and skins.• Or put some ice cubes in the sieve before straining the soup, Roraback suggests.• Pleased with the way dust has settled on the sieves.• The fines continue to be washed through the sieve until the water runs clear.