feel out

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feel out ‎(third-person singular simple present feels out, present participle feeling out, simple past and past participle felt out)

  1. to cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means
    I think we should feel out your mom's thoughts about this before we decide anything.


  • (to try to ascertain a point of view or the nature of something): to sound out, to check out

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