verb (used with object), probed, prob·ing.
verb (used without object), probed, prob·ing.
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Origin of probe
OTHER WORDS FROM probeprobe·a·ble, adjectiveprober, nounre·probe, verb, re·probed, re·prob·ing.un·probed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for probe
Once level with the heart, the probe bounces sound waves off the heart to create images.When physicians and veterinarians team up, all species benefit|Liz Devitt|November 5, 2020|Science News For Students
Plans were afoot to send a probe to Venus, starting with the Soviet launch of the Venera 1 probe.We Never Know Exactly Where We’re Going in Outer Space - Issue 92: Frontiers|Caleb Scharf|November 4, 2020|Nautilus
Researchers transmitted 300 images to the probe in deep space, 15 million miles and 80 light-seconds away, and back to Earth.
It replaces the variety of devices usually needed to do this with a single probe the size of an electric razor.Surviving Mars missions will take planning and lots of innovation|Maria Temming|October 22, 2020|Science News For Students
A couple of new capabilities were also developed to try to keep the probe safe during the procedure.A NASA spacecraft is about to scoop up some asteroid rubble|Neel Patel|October 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
They stayed behind the bases defensive walls only firing back when ISIS trucks probed their perimeter.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next Tomasky tells us that the Benghazi attack has been probed with two Senate reports and eight House reports.
A top ranking congresswoman is being probed for something so minor even government watchdogs are asking why.Could an Obscure Ethics Rule Endanger Republican Star Cathy McMorris Rodgers?|David Freedlander|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sonny probed with his big, blunt fingers at a slender wrist: it was cold.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doctors probed inside the wound with unwashed, ungloved fingers.
Then you would permit love to your married pair after they had probed each other's minds and mannerisms for a year or two?Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
This was why Valmond interested her—not as a man, a physical personality, but as a mystery to be probed, discovered.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Mr. Ruskin went in to him and examined his wound, and probed the course of the bullet.
The police probed the ground with their swords, and closely examined the walls.
The congregation, trembling with exhilaration, probed his meaning.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie