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probe
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
to investigate; or an investigation

or:

any of various instrument used for investigation
instruments such as:
  • an instrument to measure electronic voltage
  • a surgical tool used for examination
  • an unmanned spacecraft used for exploration
  • The visitor, K.B.I. Agent Harold Nye, busied himself scribbling in a shorthand notebook-a notebook already well filled with the results of a long day spent probing the accusations of Floyd Wells.
    3 — Answer (9% in)
  • Cullivan probed, trying to gauge the depth of what he assumed would be Perry's contrition.
    4 — The Corner (43% in)

There are no more uses of "probe" in In Cold Blood.

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