explore verb

1 travel around an area

VERB + EXPLORE be keen to, want to, wish to | be free to In the afternoon you'll be free to explore a little on your own.

PREP. for exploring for oil

2 think about sth in detail

ADV. extensively | briefly | fully, thoroughly These questions have not been fully explored yet. | properly, systematically | carefully, in detail This idea is worth exploring in some detail. | further | usefully The film usefully explores some of the issues surrounding adoption.

VERB + EXPLORE need to | be keen to, want to, wish to | aim to, seek to | begin to, continue to