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feel out

Definition of feel out

  1. :  to talk to or question (someone) in an indirect way in order to find out if something one wants to do or get will be possible <He tried to feel us out to see if we'd loan him more money.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

    :  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

    :  to undergo passive experience of

  1. :  sensation, feeling

    :  the sense of touch

    :  the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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