Definition of Feel out

1. Verb. Try to learn someone's opinions and intentions. "I have to sound out the new professor"

Exact synonyms: Check Out, Sound Out
Generic synonyms: Query, Question



Definition of Feel out

1. Verb. to cautiously try to ascertain a person's point of view or the nature of a situation by subtle means ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feel Out

feel-bad
feel-good
feel-good factor
feel around
feel down
feel eight feet tall
feel for
feel free
feel in one's bones
feel like
feel like a million
feel like a million dollars
feel nine feet tall
feel one's oats
feel oneself
feel out (current term)
feel someone's collar
feel sorry for
feel ten feet tall
feel the heat
feel the pinch
feel twelve feet tall
feel up to
feelable
feelbad
feelbads
feele
feeled

Literary usage of Feel out

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1. The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were by Edmund Calamy, Samuel Palmer (1775)
"How might I feel out heaven this way, as well as fee it by believing ! Lord help, and I {hall do it. ..."

2. The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History by William Whewell (1847)
"Brown answers by the muscular sense; that is, by the conscious exertions of the various muscles by which we move our limbs. When we feel out the form and ..."

3. The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences: Founded Upon Their History by William Whewell (1847)
"When we feel out the form and position of bodies by the hand, our knowledge is acquired, not by the mere touch of the body, but by perceiving the course the ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"The professional represents good golf, and his scheme of play is to feel out the correct position in action, while the average amateur represents poor golf, ..."

5. History of Scientific Ideas: Being the First Part of The Philosophy of the by William Whewell (1858)
"When we feel out the form and position of bodies by the hand, our knowledge is acquired, not by the mere touch of the body, but by perceiving the course the ..."

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