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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 ?
Saxon probed, remembering the unthinkable tale of the other's life.
No, no, my girl, the matter must be probed to the bottom.
For Blanche's sake, the whole thing must be cleared up--probed, my dear, probed to the depths.
During their discourse one of the clerical brothers probed the hedge carefully with his umbrella, and dragged something to light.
Gringoire started, like a man whose wound has been probed to the quick.
The blue trace shows the signal before it was probed and is the same in both cases.