Definition of sound out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sound out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

sound out somebody

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sound out somebody about something

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sound out somebody on something

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sound somebody out

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sound somebody out about something

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sound somebody out on something

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sound somethingout

 
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to try to find out from somebody what they think about something, often in an indirect way I wanted to sound him out about a job. They decided to sound out her interest in the project.
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