Probe – meaning of the word and examples

To try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To examine something with a tool, especially in order to find something that is hidden. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A blunt-ended surgical instrument used for exploring a wound or part of the body. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A small device, especially an electrode, used for measuring, testing, or obtaining information. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A thorough investigation into a crime or other matter. (Oxford Dictionaries)

If you probe into something, you ask questions or try to discover facts about it. (Collins Dictionary)

A slender medical instrument used especially for exploration (as of a wound or body cavity) (Merriam – Webster)


Definition of probe by The Free Dictionary.

Space probe. Wikipedia.


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