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sound off (about something)

1. To express an opinion, especially a complaint, loudly and intensely. Please don't bring up politics—I don't want my brother sounding off again. She never wastes an opportunity to sound off about the city's sub-par public transportation.
2. To interrupt or speak at an inappropriate time. We can't get through a single meeting without Janet sounding off about whatever we're talking about. If you sound off like that again, I'll have to ask you to leave the class.
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sound off

 (about something)
1. to complain about something; to gripe about something. You are always sounding off about something that gripes your soul. Just sound off if you've got a beef.
2. to speak out of turn about something. Who asked you to sound off about this? Don't just sound off without raising your hand.
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sound off

to speak something loudly; to call out one's name or one's place in a numerical sequence. All right, sound off, you guys! Each one sounded off.
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sound off

Express one's views vigorously and loudly, as in Dad's always sounding off about higher taxes. This expression probably comes from the original meaning, that is, "strike up a military band." [Early 1900s]
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sound off

v.
1. To express one's views vigorously: We went to the town meeting to sound off about potholes in the roads.
2. To chant or count in time with one's step when marching in military formation: We heard the soldiers sounding off as they marched by.
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sound off

verb
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sound off (about something)

1. in. to complain about something; to gripe about something. You are always sounding off about something that gripes your soul.
2. in. to speak out of turn about something. Who asked you to sound off about this?
3. in. to announce something. Why did you have to go and sound off about the surprise party?
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Email sport@eveninggazette.co.uk or write to: Sounding Off, Sports Desk, Evening Gazette, Borough Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 3AZ.
Both onstage and in the British press, Hyatt has earned a reputation for sounding off against the music establishment as well as society's prejudices.
Referees talk to each other just like managers and players do and you can bet one of their topics of conversation is which managers have been sounding off about them.
You often see members marching down Capitol Hill, rallying at the state chamber of commerce and sounding off at local chapter meetings.
Danny who was once part of the local indie band Fine Line, was the subject of a special Sounding Off event at the Ball Hill based museum.
A SOUNDING Off item last week complained about giving our tax-payers' money to all these countries round the world.
Desperate to maintain the stance that he is Spurs manager until someone says otherwise, Redknapp (right) this week was sounding off about Carlos Tevez, suggesting that he would have taken the Argentina striker to White Hart Lane in January if he had been able to.
SOUNDING OFF: Will classrooms soon be fitted with a new bell system?