Probe vs Snoop - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between probe and snoop
is that probe
is while snoop
is to be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
As a noun snoop is
the act of snooping.
(surgery) Any of various medical instruments used to explore wounds, organs, etc.
(figuratively) Something which penetrates something else, as though to explore; something which obtains information.
An act of probing; a prod, a poke.
(figuratively) An investigation or inquiry.
(aeronautics) A tube attached to an aircraft which can be fitted into the drogue from a tanker aircraft to allow for aerial refuelling.
(sciences) A small device, especially an electrode, used to explore, investigate or measure something by penetrating or being placed in it.
- They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
(astronautics) A small, usually unmanned, spacecraft used to acquire information or measurements about its surroundings.
(game of go) a move with multiple answers seeking to make the opponent choose and commit to a strategy
- Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
* (game of go ) yosu-miru
(intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
- If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.
To insert a probe into.
- the growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts of the crown
To be devious and cunning so as not to be seen.
To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
- If I had not snooped on her, I wouldn't have found out that she lied about her degree.
The act of snooping
One who snoops
A private detective
- Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
- She hired a snoop to find out if her husband was having an affair.
* 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988