1. probe

verb. ['ˈproʊb'] question or examine thoroughly and closely.


  • inquire
  • try
  • examine
  • look into
  • hear
  • re-examine
  • investigate

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Rhymes with Probe

  • latrobe
  • strobe
  • grobe
  • globe
  • tobe
  • thobe
  • shobe
  • mobe
  • loeb
  • lobe
  • jobe
  • job
  • cobe
  • bobe

How do you pronounce probe?

Pronounce probe as proʊb.

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Sentences with probe

1. Noun, singular or mass
Slide the probe into a thick portion of pork meat.

2. Verb, base form
Use your fingertips or thumbs to probe for individual muscles and the boundaries between them.

Quotes about probe

1. There is something really horrific for any human being who feels he is being consumed by other people. I'm talking about a writer's critics, who don't address what you've written, but want to probe into your existence and magnify the trivia of your life without any sense of humor, without any sense of context.
- Wole Soyinka

2. Perhaps all the questions we ask of love, to measure, test, probe, and save it, have the additional effect of cutting it short. Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

2. probe

verb. ['ˈproʊb'] examine physically with or as if with a probe.


  • penetrate
  • gutter
  • perforate
  • poke into

3. probe

noun. ['ˈproʊb'] a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities.


  • exit

4. probe

noun. ['ˈproʊb'] an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity.


  • inactivity

5. probe

noun. ['ˈproʊb'] an exploratory action or expedition.


  • refrain

6. probe

noun. ['ˈproʊb'] an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities.


  • inquiry
  • enquiry
  • fishing expedition
  • investigation


  • good fortune
  • good luck
  • nonworker
  • uncut