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Meaning of “sound sb out” in the English Dictionary

"sound sb out" in British English

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sound sb out

phrasal verb with sound uk   us   /saʊnd/ verb
to ​discoverinformally what someone ​thinks or ​intends to do about a ​particular thing, so that you can be ​prepared or take ​suitableaction: Perhaps you could ​sound the ​chairwoman out before the ​meeting, to ​see which way she's going to ​vote?
(Definition of sound sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sound sb out" in Business English

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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: The ​investmentbank has already sounded out ​potentialprivateequityinvestors.
(Definition of sound sb out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sound sb out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 试探(某人)的看法,探(某人)的口风…
in Chinese (Traditional) 試探(某人)的看法,探(某人)的口風…
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