English version

feel somebody ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeel somebody ↔ out phrasal verb American English informalASK A QUESTIONto find out what someone’s opinions or feelings are, without asking them directly I thought I’d feel out some of my colleagues before the meeting. feel→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
feel outBecause, quite honestly, she was feeling absolutely worn out.Both Mark and Lulu giggled helplessly over that, and Diana smiled, but she was beginning to feel left out.Not what you happen to feel like blurting out.They tried to see she didn't feel left out but Jean is very shy and sensitive.Though I was just seven, I did not feel left out in the discussions grown ups had.I get a feeling of satisfaction out of it.Two men feeling their way out on to the bridge.If she really hadn't felt up to coming out she would surely have said?
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Verb table
feel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfeel
he, she, itfeels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfelt
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave felt
he, she, ithas felt
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad felt
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill feel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have felt
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam feeling
he, she, itis feeling
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you, we, theyare feeling
Past
I, he, she, itwas feeling
you, we, theywere feeling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been feeling
he, she, ithas been feeling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been feeling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be feeling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been feeling
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