sound out

phrasal verb

sounded out; sounding out; sounds out
: to try to find out the opinions of someone by asking questions
They sounded me out on the idea.
polls that sound out public opinion

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“Sound out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sound%20out. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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