Translation of tantear in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (con el tacto) to feel tanteando las paredes logró encontrar la puerta he managed to find the door by feeling o/or groping his way along the walls tanteó el paquete para intentar adivinar el contenido she felt the parcel to try to guess what was inside it 1.2 [situación] to weigh up, size up; [persona] to sound out tantear el terreno, tendré que tantear el terreno antes de tomar una decisión I'll have to see how things stand o/or how the land lies before I take a decision no se lo propongas así de entrada, tantea antes el terreno don't suggest it immediately, sound him out first 1.3 [toro] to get the measure of
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