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- v. to cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means
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- v. try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
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I feel out of place in my pink Izod shirt, plaid shorts, and Top-Siders.
The next day I called Tobin to get his take on what had happened in the elections nationally, and to feel out whether having taken the Dare was going to turn into further business for my company.
The dandy’s toe strayed privily to feel out the butts of the Sniders under the green leaves, and Ishikola was loth to depart.
So much planning, just her and Siuan and sometimes Leane, and now she still had to feel out each step as carefully as on those icy paths outside.
One of the things I would try to do in preproduction is to feel out that type of issue, to create one or two minicrises to see how the director reacts.