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sound out

1 (v + adv) ascertain opinions; try for information TRANSITIVEto sound sb out about sth a fháil amach cad a cheapann duine faoi rud, tuairim duine a fháil faoi rud, barúil duine a fháil faoi rudlet's sound out the staff on this issue faighimis tuairimí na foirne ar an gceist seo, téimis i gcomhairle leis an bhfoireann ar an gceist seo 2 (v + adv) ask about nature, substance of; try for information TRANSITIVEfaigh amach PhrV  c m ufiosraigh verb  c m uI spoke to him to sound out if he'd be willing to help us labhair mé leis lena fháil amach an mbeadh sé toilteanach cabhrú linn 3 (v + adv) make audible vibrations, be heard clearly INTRANSITIVEbuail verb  c m ubheith le cloisteáil VP 4 (v + adv) especially ED letters, words
INTRANSITIVEfuaimnigh os ard
TRANSITIVEfuaimnigh os ard
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