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To physically feel, especially by prodding or poking
“To him, everybody looked like some twisted alien, with long spindly arms that would probe every part of his body, and he didn't want anything to do with them.”
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To explore or search over an area
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“Now oceanographers and geologists have better instruments than ever before to probe the depths of the sea.”
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To investigate or enquire into someone or something closely
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“Moreover, the party has formed a special task force to probe the matter.”
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To pry into someone else's private business or life
“I finished the interview only to find at least a dozen women with plunging necklines and Cartier wedding rings trying to probe my personal life.”
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To ask (typically interrogative) questions about
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“I am glad that in this Assembly we can bring the Minister along and ask him as many questions as we want to ask him and probe him about this matter.”
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To test the look or fit of (a garment) by wearing it
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(of a sharp pointed object) To go into or through (something)
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To search for something, typically information
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To overanalyze or think too much about a subject or issue
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To be about
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To gain access or entry into
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To enter (a place, situation, or sphere of activity) in large numbers, especially with intrusive effect
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(computing) To pass a set of instructions to a database to retrieve data from it
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A thorough investigation into a crime or other matter
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“He says he has not discussed the issue of protecting any company or individual from the Joint Investigating Team's probe into the arms deal with anyone.”
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An act of carefully examining or scrutinizing something
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(someone or something) The act of trying to find or looking for
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Appendages for sensing, usually on insects or electronics
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Observation missile
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Any slender, pointed object resembling a needle
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To act of going deeply into something, sometimes figuratively
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Conductor or anode
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