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pry meaning and definition

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PRY noun

Definition of pry (noun)

  1. a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

PRY verb

Definition of pry (verb)

  1. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    • "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
    • synonyms: jimmy, lever, prise, prize
  2. be nosey
    • "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
  3. search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  4. make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
    • "They pried the information out of him"
    • synonyms: prise
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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