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probe

1 verb
     
probe1 [intransitive and transitive]
1 to ask questions in order to find things out, especially things that other people do not want you to know
probe into
I don't want to probe too deeply into your personal affairs.
Police probed claims that he had sold drugs.
2 to look for something or examine something, using a long thin object:
Jules probed the mud gingerly with a stick.

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