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sound sb out

phrasal verb with sound uk   us   /saʊnd/ verb
to discover informally what someone thinks or intends to do about a particular thing, so that you can be prepared or take suitable action: Perhaps you could sound the chairwoman out before the meeting, to see which way she's going to vote?
Translations of “sound sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 試探(某人)的看法,探(某人)的口風…
in Chinese (Simplified) 试探(某人)的看法,探(某人)的口风…
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