put out feelers

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Related to put out feelers: rub off, turn up, pick up on
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Verb1.put out feelers - make some preliminary investigations or test the waters
explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
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PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday that the United Nations Secretariat did not put out feelers for sending an emissary to Nicosia specifically from June 9 to 12.
It is understood that Moshiri has put out feelers to Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone.
Ozil's advisers have put out feelers over a potential move to Old Trafford and the feedback has been encouraging.
Together they acknowledged that the island lacked "an orthodox element," and put out feelers to discover whether there was enough interest to start a synagogue.