Translation of probe in Spanish:

probe

Pronunciation: /prəʊb/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (physically) [Medicine/Medicina] [Technology/Tecnología] sondar
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    • Endoscopically, the surgeon examines the graft, probes it, and confirms that no further notchplasty is required.
    • Through optical spectroscopy, researchers can probe the trapped particle's size, shape, refractive index and chemical composition.
    • The surgeon will then view and probe the joint, looking directly through the scope or at pictures it sends to a video monitor.
    1.2 (investigate) [finances/private life] investigar*; [public opinion] sondear; [mind/subconscious] explorar; [past] rastrear
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    • The three men, who have not been named, were arrested and bailed as part of a police probe into proxy voting at last year's local elections.
    • A nursing home is at the centre of a police and social services probe into the death of a former resident.
    • They argued that the police probe into the suicide of the suspect, a former diving expert and wrestler without any criminal record, was not convincing.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (physically) introducir* una sonda 1.2 (investigate) investigar*to probe into sth police are probing into his business affairs la policía está investigando sus actividades financieras they probed more deeply into the mystery continuaron tratando de esclarecer el misterioto probe for sth he probed for information about her childhood trató de sonsacarle información sobre su infancia

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