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English definition of “probe”

probe

noun [C]     /prəʊb/ US  /proʊb/
an attempt to discover information by asking a lot of questions: an FBI probe into corruption a Justice Department probe into the Democrats' fund raisingAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value specialized medical a long, thin metal tool used by doctors to examine inside someoneMedical and surgical equipment specialized science a device that is put inside something to test or record information → See also space probeWeighing, measuring and counting devices
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