HyperDic: probe

English > 6 senses of the word probe:
VERBcommunicationprobe, examinequestion or examine thoroughly and closely
contactprobe, dig into, poke intoexamine physically with or as if with a probe
NOUNcognitionprobe, investigationan inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
artifactprobea flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore / explore wounds / wounds or body cavities
actprobean exploratory action or expedition
actprobean investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
probe > pronunciation
Soundsprow'b
Rhymesanaerobe ... wardrobe: 13 rhymes with owb...
English > probe: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities.
Example"there was a congressional probe into the scandal"
Synonyminvestigation
Narrowerfishing expeditionAn investigation undertaken in the hope (but not the stated purpose) of discovering information
Broaderinquiry, enquiry, researchA search for knowledge
Spanishindagación, investigación, sondeo
Catalanindagació, investigació
Verbsprobequestion or examine thoroughly and closely
English > probe: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore / explore wounds / wounds or body cavities.
Broadersurgical instrumentA medical instrument used in surgery
Spanishsonda
Catalancalador, cala, sonda
Verbsprobeexamine physically with or as if with a probe
English > probe: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn exploratory action or expedition.
BroaderexplorationA careful systematic search
English > probe: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity.
BroaderresearchSystematic investigation to establish facts
Verbsprobeexamine physically with or as if with a probe
English > probe: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningQuestion or examine thoroughly and closely.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe men probe the area for animals; The men probe for animals in the area
Synonymexamine
Narrowerhear, tryExamine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
investigate, inquire, enquireConduct an inquiry or investigation of
re-examineQuestion after cross-examination by opposing counsel
Broaderinvestigate, look intoinvestigate scientifically
Spanishexaminar, explorar, indagar, inspeccionar, sondar
Catalanexaminar, explorar, indagar, inspeccionar
Nounsprobean inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
English > probe: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningExamine physically with or as if with a probe.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"probe an anthill"
Synonymsdig into, poke into
NarrowergutterWear or cut gutters into
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishexaminar
Catalanexaminar
Nounsprobean investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
probea flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore / explore wounds / wounds or body cavities

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