1. the act or an instance of making a thorough inquiry, such as one by a newspaper into corrupt practices
⇒ If he remains here, he'll be away from the press and their probings., ⇒ It's necessary for me to do a little probing., ⇒ It wasn't as if his probings were particularly vicious or rough.
2. searching or questioning closely
⇒ He'd questioned him in a manner which was both probing and hesitant., ⇒ He anticipated some probing questions., ⇒ He had a lively and probing intelligence.
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