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
His own employer, Laborers Local Union 89, pulled support in the face of reports about a criminal probe and potential ethics violations.Morning Report: City Continues to Grapple With COVID Exposure|Voice of San Diego|October 2, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This heat shield, however, will protect the spacecraft only when it is pointed directly at the Sun—there is no sufficient protection on the sides or in the back of the probe.Definitely not Windows 95: What operating systems keep things running in space?|Ars Staff|October 2, 2020|Ars Technica
The group designed the probes using off-the-shelf technology that’s ready today.Three ways scientists could search for life on Venus|Charlie Wood|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
Since the initial licensing announcement in June — coined a PR move at the time — publishers, analysts and trade bodies have grown more skeptical as the details shake out, due to the companies’ motivations while regulatory probes are ongoing.‘Quite cynical’: Publishers leery about Google’s $1 billion news licensing pot|Lucinda Southern|October 1, 2020|Digiday
In Southern California, investigators are looking at a power line owned by Edison International’s Southern California Edison as part of their probe into a fire that’s burning in the mountains near Los Angeles.Wildfire ripping through California wine country expands as thousands flee|Rachel King|September 29, 2020|Fortune
Violet Strange was a very charming young woman, as well as a keen prober of odd mysteries.
"We've had a couple of prober rockets shot into its surface," said Russ, as they watched the oncoming planet.The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim
We must not seek in Goldoni a prober of the human heart, not even a fearless satirist of social conditions.
But Mary-in-the-glass, that sentimental young woman, was no prober of emotions.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
That in fact was what I wanted to pour into the ear of the ecclesiastical prober.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb