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bounce sth off sb

verb uk phrasal verb with bounce   /baʊns/ us  
If you bounce something off someone, you tell someone about an idea or plan in order to find out what they think of it: Can I bounce a couple of ideas off you?
Translations of “bounce sth off sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試探(某人)對(某事)的看法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试探(某人)对(某事)的看法…
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