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probe

noun [C]     /prəʊb/
the process of asking questions and examining facts in a situation, often in order to discover information that someone may be hiding: corruption/criminal/federal probe Alarm bells rang around the City after the investment bank revealed it had widened its accounting probes. a probe into sth The fund manager was arrested following a probe into alleged corruption.launch/conduct/open a probe The Swiss Banking Commission is conducting a probe into possible insider dealing.
(Definition of probe noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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