sound out

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To question and listen attentively in order to discover a person's opinion, intent, or preference, especially by using indirect conversational remarks.
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You'll have to ask them—sound them out.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'sound out':

sound outTo pronounce a word or phrase by articulating each of its letters or syllables slowly in sequence.
sound outTo speak or sing loudly, to call out.
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