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probe for

1. To inquire of or interrogate someone for some information. The detective has been probing the suspect for info about the criminal organization. I wish you wouldn't probe me for details after every date I go on!
2. To search some place or thing for something, especially when one does not have a clear idea of where to look. Let me probe the cupboard for something to eat. We'll need to probe our emails for the document you're looking for.
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probe into (something)

To begin inquiring into or investigating something. Regulators are probing into the company's records to see what led to its collapse and the knock-on effect that had on the global economy. I've been asked to probe into the incident and see what I can find.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Between the probe's first close approach and the final ones, it will run into the Alfven surface which is the boundary where the solar wind becomes supersonic.
According to scientists, crossing the boundary of the Alfven surface will be symbolically similar to when the Voyager I probe went interstellar in 2012.
Thus, a new needle-contact capacitance probe, combining the advantages of the single-wire capacitance probe and the needle-contact probe, was proposed by Huang et al.
To the new proposed needle-contact capacitance probe, the present study further analyses its working principle and provides more experimental data in vertical air-water two-phase flows, including local void fraction and bubble velocity, as well as the time traces of different flow regimes.
When the pharmacist brought the probe into labour room to hand it over to Dr Muneeba, the nurse Amrozia matched its official serial number with MS Office Record and Store Department Registers revealing that it was the same Probe that went missing from labour room.
Through the transaction, Nidec-Read expects to gain competitiveness in the inspection market by applying its MEMS spring probe[sup.2] technology to the vertical probe cards manufactured by SV Probe.
The ultimate goal was to recommend minimum probe insertion depths for collecting representative natural gas samples where contaminants may be present.
The deal is conditional on the closing of the merger between Probe and Adventure.
The new probes will be highlighted during the 83rd American Academy of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, taking place from May 2-6 in Washington, D.C.
If the proposed Arrangement is approved by the shareholders of Probe and all necessary court approvals are obtained, Goldcorp will acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding Probe shares.
For examiner 1, the t-test for independent samples (p < 0.01) results showed no statistically significant differences between each probe for the abovementioned variables (Table 1).
UVTouch has argon-purged optics in the probe. It can detect low concentrations of carbon, phosphorus, sulphur, tin, arsenic and boron in steel, and all data is available on the probe, with element concentrations and grades displayed.
For purposes of illustration we provide numerical examples for measurements of a 100 m diameter hole performed with a 90 m diameter probe. This is an extreme example, where the clearance between the probe and the wall of the hole is only 5 m.
Keeley, an author, consultant, and former science program director and teacher, and Tucker, a science educator, waste reduction education coordinator, and consultant, offer 32 formative assessment probes in Earth and environmental science, designed to uncover preconceptions students in grades three to 12 bring to their learning and identify misunderstandings they develop during instruction.