Sonny probed with his big, blunt fingers at a slender wrist: it was cold.
Next Tomasky tells us that the Benghazi attack has been probed with two Senate reports and eight House reports.
Researchers have probed similar pressure points in the Hispanic community, among Muslims, and across the political spectrum.
For nearly an hour he was probed with questions concerning his business in Edelweiss.
The cushions we probed with the fine long needles you have seen me employ.
In the streets she felt alone, even when saluting new acquaintances and being examined and probed by their critical stare.
It was as if he had probed at an open wound with clumsy fingers.
Had you probed the matter, Tommy would probably have remarked, with some annoyance, that it was not her job to begin by grumbling.
Gringoire started, like a man whose wound has been probed to the quick.
Jason probed lightly with the pick and curled his lip in contempt.
early 15c., "instrument for exploring wounds, etc.," also "an examination," from Medieval Latin proba "examination," in Late Latin "a test, proof," from Latin probare (see prove). Meaning "act of probing" is 1890, from the verb; figurative sense of "penetrating investigation" is from 1903. Meaning "small, unmanned exploratory craft" is attested from 1953.
1640s, originally figurative; "to search thoroughly, interrogate;" from probe (n.) and partly from Latin probare. Literal sense of "to examine with a probe" is from 1680s. Related: Probed; probing; probingly.
A slender flexible surgical instrument with a blunt bulbous tip, used to explore a wound or body cavity. v. probed, prob·ing, probes
To explore a wound or body cavity with a probe.