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English definition of “make/take soundings”

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make/take soundings

to ask questions in order to collect information or opinions: Can you take some discreet soundings to see what her future plans are?
Translations of “make/take soundings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試探, 徵詢意見…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试探, 征询意见…
(Definition of make/take soundings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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