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probe

verb [I/T]  us   /proʊb/
to search into or examine something: [I] Investigators are probing into new evidence in the case. To probe something with a tool is to examine it: [T] Using a special instrument, the doctor probed the wound for the bullet.

probe

noun [C]  us   /proʊb/
a careful and detailed examination: The probe explored allegations of corruption in the police department. A probe is also a long, thin tool used by doctors in medical examinations or operations.
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