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sieve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Utensils, Tools
sievesieve1 /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
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sieveNow 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.
Related topics: Cooking
sievesieve2 verb [transitive]  DFCto put flour or other food through a sieve Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.
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sieveThen they are stoneground or mechanically milled and sieved.Liquidise or sieve half the soup and return it to the pot with the remainder.Liquidise the soup and then sieve it.Purée and sieve remaining fruit, and pour over turned-out pudding before serving.They sieved the tides of fate.Josh shuffled off down the lip of the basin still sieving the water.Stone the prunes, sieve them, with any remaining juice.
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Verb table
sieve
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysieve
he, she, itsieves
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysieved
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sieved
he, she, ithas sieved
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sieved
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sieve
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sieved
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sieving
he, she, itis sieving
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you, we, theyare sieving
Past
I, he, she, itwas sieving
you, we, theywere sieving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sieving
he, she, ithas been sieving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sieving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sieving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sieving
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