Predicate: probe

Roleset id: probe.01 , examine internally, closely, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

probe.01: PROBE-V NOTES: There was a joke here about alien abductions, but I decided not to go there. (from probe.01-v)


probe (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: prober (vnrole: 35.2-Agent)
        Arg1-LOC: thing probed (vnrole: 35.2-Location)
        Arg2-PPT: in search of (vnrole: 35.2-Theme)

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        *trace*-1 Probing with the stimulators, [National Institutes of Health scientists]-1 recently showed how the brain reorganizes motor-control resources after an amputation.

        Rel: Probing
        ArgM-MNR: with the stimulators
        Arg0: *trace*

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mechanized vacuum cleaners probe the sand like giant anteaters; a whirring ferris wheellike excavator, with buckets instead of seats, chews through layers of compacted sand; tracks and conveyor belts, shuttling sand to the screening plants, criss-cross the beach.

        Arg0: Mechanized vacuum cleaners
        Rel: probe
        Arg1: the sand
        ArgM-MNR: like giant anteaters

Example: that's not very nice

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mary probed John's brain for some scrap of good sense.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: probed
        Arg1: John's brain
        Arg2: for some scrap of good sense