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probeverb [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.

probenoun [C]

us   /proʊb/
A probe is also a long, thin tool used by doctors in medical examinations or operations.
(Definition of probe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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probeverb [I or T]

uk   /prəʊb/ us   /proʊb/
to try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly: The interviewer probed deep into her private life. Detectives questioned him for hours, probing for any inconsistencies in his story. The article probes (= tries to describe and explain) the mysteries of nationalism in modern Europe.
to examine something with a tool, especially in order to find something that is hidden: They probed in/into the mud with a special drill.

probenoun [C]

uk   /prəʊb/ us   /proʊb/
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"probe" in Business English

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probenoun [C]

uk   /prəʊb/ us  
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.

probeverb [I or T]

uk   /prəʊb/ us  
to try to discover information about a situation by asking questions and examining facts: probe into sth High-end investors began to probe into the fund's performance and demanded better returns. He says the problems prompted him as a journalist to probe deeper, even after the issues disappeared from the media.
(Definition of probe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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