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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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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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These marks tell when a die has been probed, useful in post-probe inspection.
Class I--the furcation can be probed to a depth of 3 mm.
The blue trace shows the signal before it was probed and is the same in both cases.
Fab-processed 200-mm wafers with electrically shorted bond pads were probed at a 2-mil overtravel, and the [C.sub.RES] values between pin pairs at each touchdown were measured and recorded using a custom test program.
These factors are affected by the prober as well as the probe card, the amount of overtravel used to ensure good electrical contact, and the number of times a pad is probed. Positioning accuracy is measured in single-digit microns, which underscores the need for high mechanical stability.
More importantly, the manufacturer's bandwidth specifications are for the bare probe; they do not include degradation caused by any clips or accessories necessary to attach to the point being probed.