probe

probe
I UK [prəʊb] / US [proʊb] noun [countable]
Word forms "probe":
singular probe plural probes
*
1) mainly journalism an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television programme etc
probe into:

a full-scale government probe into allegations of police corruption

2)
a) a long thin medical instrument used for examining things inside your body
b) a system or piece of equipment that is used for obtaining information

II UK [prəʊb] / US [proʊb] verb
Word forms "probe":
present tense I/you/we/they probe he/she/it probes present participle probing past tense probed past participle probed
1) [intransitive/transitive] to try to find out the truth about something, especially by asking a lot of questions

Investigators are probing the causes of the plane crash.

probe into:

You have no right to start probing into my personal life.

probe deep/deeply:

If you probe deeper, significant differences emerge.

2)
a) [transitive] to examine part of someone's body by pressing a probe into it
b) to press something with your fingers or with a tool, especially in order to find something
3) [transitive] to examine or move through an area, especially in order to find something

Divers probed the murky waters inch by inch.


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