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noun [countable] probe pronunciation in British English /prəʊb/
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  1. 1
    mainly journalism an attempt to find out the truth about an issue, problem, or accident, made by an official group or by a newspaper, television programme etc
    probe into:

    a full-scale government probe into allegations of police corruption



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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