Probe vs Snoop - What's the difference?

probe | snoop |

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.




(en noun)
  • (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.
  • They launched a probe into the cause of the accident.
  • (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.
  • Insert the probe into the soil and read the temperature.
  • (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
  • Synonyms

    * (game of go ) yosu-miru

    Derived terms

    * probe-and-drogue


  • (intransitive) To explore, investigate, or question
  • If you probe further, you may discover different reasons.
  • * Hallam
  • the growing disposition to probe the legality of all acts of the crown
  • To insert a probe into.
  • snoop



    (en verb)
  • 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.


    (en noun)
  • The act of snooping
  • One who snoops
  • Be careful what you say around Gene because he's the bosses' snoop .
  • A private detective
  • 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


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