Meaning of PROBE in English


Function: verb


Synonyms: EXPLORE , delve (into), dig (into), go (into), inquire (into), investigate, look (into), prospect, sift

2 to try to find out (as by discreet questioning) the views or intentions of FF1C; probed the neighbors on the subject of political reform FF1E;

Synonyms: feel out, sound (out)

Related Words: ask, catechize, examine, inquire, interrogate, query, quiz

Idioms: feel the pulse, launch a trial balloon, put out a feeler, see how the land lies, see which way the wind blows, test the water(s)


Synonyms: SCOUT , reconnoiter

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