phonetic symbol: / próʊb / 

probe - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity

[ noun ]
■ an exploratory action or expedition

[ noun ]
■ a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

[ noun ]
■ an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
・there was a congressional probe into the scandal

[ verb ]
■ question or examine thoroughly and closely

[ verb ]
■ examine physically with or as if with a probe
・probe an anthill
dig into , poke into

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