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To separate from the remainder of a group; often construed with from.

They've already sorted out the students in group A, so we just need to worry about groups B and C.

Additional definitions for 'sort out':

sort outTo clarify by reviewing mentally.
sort outTo fix, as a problem.
sort outTo organise or separate into groups, as a collection of items, so as to make tidy.
sort outTo attack physically.
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