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probe into something

to investigate something. The police will probe into the matter and report to the commissioner. We will take some time and probe into that for you.
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probe something for something

to poke around in something for something. He probed his memory for some clue as to where he had been on that date. Sam probed the darkened space for the tool that he had mislaid.
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References in classic literature ?
Gringoire started, like a man whose wound has been probed to the quick.
Everything is exposed to the public gaze, veils are thrown back, every wound is probed by careless fingers.
He probed the wounds in his turn, and said nothing.
Rosamond, with an overmastering pang, as if a wound within her had been probed, burst into hysterical crying as she had done the day before when she clung to her husband.
Then she played to him - no longer at him - and probed him with music that sank to depths beyond her plumb-line.
For Blanche's sake, the whole thing must be cleared up--probed, my dear, probed to the depths.