Meaning of SIEVE in English
[verb], [noun] - (to put something through) a tool consisting of a wood, plastic or metal frame with a wire or plastic net fixed to it. You use it either to separate solids from a liquid, or you rub larger solids through it to make them smaller.He sieved the sand from the bottom of the river, hoping to find pieces of gold. [T]It took a long time to sieve out all the lumps from the flour. [T]When making soup, you can put it through a sieve to remove any lumps. [C]See picture: Preparing foodMy son has a memory/mind like a sieve (= He forgets things easily).
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012