explore

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Plain form
explore

Third-person singular
explores

Past tense
explored

Past participle
explored

Present participle
exploring

  1. (transitive) If you explore a possibility, plan, idea, etc. you think about it carefully.
    As they were learning about wine, they were exploring the possibilities of setting up their own winery.
    This is just an introduction. We will explore the ideas further in the next chapter.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you explore something, you look around it to try to find new places, things, parts, etc.
    Stories like this about the old house made him want to go and explore for himself.
    The oil company is exploring the ocean floor, looking for new sources.

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