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  • n  an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • n  a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities
  • n  an exploratory action or expedition
  • n  an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
  • v  question or examine thoroughly and closely
  • v  examine physically with or as if with a probe
    probe an anthill

  • Initial observations by the Kepler space probe show that it is in perfect working order.
  • The probe was quietly suspended in 1997.
  • As the Galileo spacecraft prepared to take up its orbit around Jupiter, a 746-pound probe released from the spacecraft in July slammed into the Jovian atmosphere.
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  • News Summary: Saddam-era gas victims seek probe
    PROBE SOUGHT: Twenty victims of Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, Iraq, requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers, saying executives bore some responsibility ...
    June 10, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • French probe catches Lagarde's former top aide
    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde just can't seem to shake off a French corruption probe.
    June 10, 2013 - CNN Money
  • Safety regulators probe airbag deployments in Honda Odyssey vans
    Federal safety regulators have opened a probe, looking at whether airbags are deploying without warning in about 320,000 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2003 and 2004 model years.        
    June 10, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Arlen Specter in FOXNews
    We're going to look behind the generalizations that General Petraeus or anybody gives us and probe the very hard facts to see exactly what the situation is,Specter said. "As I've said in the past, unless we see some light at the end of the...
  • Lee Kun-hee in USA Today
    We, including myself, have caused troubles to the nation with the special probe,Lee said. "I deeply apologize for that, and I'll take full responsibility for everything, both legally and morally."
  • Condoleezza Rice in FOXNews
    I hope that this meeting of the three of us will be an opportunity to examine the current situation, to commit _ recommit _ to existing agreements but also to begin to explore and probe the political and diplomatic horizon,Rice said.

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