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probe

 
Noun probe has 4 senses
  1. probe, investigation - an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities; "there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
    --1 is a kind of inquiry, enquiry, research
    Derived form: verb probe1
  2. probe - a flexible slender surgical instrument used to explore wounds or body cavities
    --2 is a kind of
    surgical instrument
    Derived form: verb probe2
  3. probe - an exploratory action or expedition
    --3 is a kind of
    exploration
  4. probe - an investigation conducted using a probe instrument
    --4 is a kind of
    research
    Derived form: verb probe2
Verb probe has 2 senses
  1. probe, examine - question or examine thoroughly and closely
    --1 is one way to investigate, look into
    Derived form: noun probe1
    Sample sentences:
    The men probe the area for animals
    The men probe for animals in the area
  2. probe, dig into, poke into - examine physically with or as if with a probe; "probe an anthill"
    --2 is one way to penetrate, perforate
    Derived forms: noun probe4, noun probe2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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