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sort out

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to do what is necessary to solve (a problem).
I know you're worried, but I'm sure we can sort everything out.Until we sort out the problem with the software, we really can't do anything.The machine is working now. It seems to have sorted out its problem.
definition 2: to come to an understanding of (something); figure out.
I can't sort out why she decided to make this big trip. Can you?
definition 3: to deal with (someone or someone's situation) so as to solve that person's problem or to solve one's own problem with that person.
Our daughter called and said she's stranded at the airport, so we're going to go and sort her out.The boy continues to get into trouble and no one seems to be able to sort him out.