Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “probe”

probe

verb [I/T]    /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.
(Definition of probe verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of probe

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Making holes in things, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

More American English definitions for “probe”

Definitions of “probe” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

warm-up

something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More