sondear
transitive verb
1. (to examine) 
Antes de fijar tus tarifas, tienes que sondear el mercado para conocer los precios de la competencia.Before fixing your rates, you need to sound out the market to know the competition's prices.
2. (nautical) 
a. to sound 
Desde el barco, los pescadores sondearon el fondo marino para decidir su estrategia de pesca.From on board the ship, the fishermen sounded the seafloor to establish their fishing strategy.
3. (mining) 
a. to drill 
El aparato sondeó el terreno para determinar las posibilidades de hacer fracking en la zona.The device drilled down into the soil to establish the potential for fracking in the area.
sondear
transitive verb
1. (indagar) 
a. to sound out 
2. (mineralogy) 
a. to test 
3. (roca) 
a. to drill 
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