sort through

sort through

v.
To go through some container or collection and classify or arrange the contents, especially when searching: I sorted through the stack of mail looking for the phone bill. We sorted through the box of photos for a picture of the dog.
See also: sort, through
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Davis notes, "The trail provides a place to sort through the fact and fiction of our childhoods"--certainly a process many teens can relate to, even those who are not into backpacking or hiking.