Definition of 'probe'
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They have been probing the links between symmetry and fitness for two decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Southern launched a probe after we tipped them off. The Sun (2017)Police have launched a probe into their deaths. The Sun (2017) Police are now probing whether the chase was more than a random attempted robbery as was first thought. The Sun (2016)Eight agents are also being probed. The Sun (2016)The Championship side said their season tickets were suspended while a probe is launched. The Sun (2016)The firm's lawyers have also launched a probe in practices and will publish their findings next week. The Sun (2016) Police are probing the tragedy. The Sun (2016)Police were probing the death but confirmed they had made no arrests. The Sun (2015)He probes their faces for telltale clues. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The probes also picked up conversations peppered with vile viewpoints. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Top brass were tipped off and launched an internal probe. The Sun (2009)Police were last night probing possible links between the shootings. The Sun (2011)We suggest that they should ask some probing questions about the possible sources of economic gain. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)The little maestro kept probing but could find no gaps. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He wants to give space probes the same access to the internet as the sensors in his wine cellar. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The hotel faces a police probe. The Sun (2013)His probing questions will lead all but the most hardened listeners to self-examination. Christianity Today (2000)Plainly rusty the day before, he now hit more probing areas. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your job is to probe him, yet he loves to probe back. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The death is being probed by Spanish cops. The Sun (2011)It comes after a booster meant to blast the 100million probe into deep space failed. The Sun (2011)How amazing is it to send a probe five billion miles to take pictures of a tiny, icy world? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pieces of myself probe for information on where, and how, to rejoin. Molly Keane's Ireland (1993)He added there was an'urgent need' to get the probe back on track. The Sun (2014)INDIA sends a probe to Mars. The Sun (2013)
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British English: probe VERB
If you probe into something, you ask questions or try to discover facts about it.
The more they probed into his background, the more inflamed their suspicions would become.
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