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English noun: probe

1. probe (cognition) an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities


SamplesThere was a congressional probe into the scandal.


Synonymsinvestigation


Broader (hypernym)enquiry, inquiry, research


Narrower (hyponym)fishing expedition

2. probe (artifact) a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities


Broader (hypernym)surgical instrument

3. probe (act) an exploratory action or expedition


Broader (hypernym)exploration

4. probe (act) an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity


Broader (hypernym)research


English verb: probe

1. probe (communication) question or examine thoroughly and closely


ExamplesThe men probe the area for animals , The men probe for animals in the area


Synonymsexamine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)investigate, look into


Narrower (hyponym)enquire, hear, inquire, investigate, re-examine, try

2. probe (contact) examine physically with or as if with a probe


SamplesProbe an anthill.


Synonymsdig into, poke into


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate


Narrower (hyponym)gutter









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