Definition of Pry

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

Exact synonyms: Crowbar, Pry Bar, Wrecking Bar
Specialized synonyms: Jim Crow, Jemmy, Jimmy
Generic synonyms: Lever



2. Verb. To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open. "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
Exact synonyms: Jimmy, Lever, Prise, Prize
Entails: Loose, Loosen
Generic synonyms: Open, Open Up
Derivative terms: Jimmy, Lever, Lever, Leverage

3. Verb. Be nosey. "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
Generic synonyms: Ask, Enquire, Inquire
Derivative terms: Prying

4. Verb. Search or inquire in a meddlesome way. "This guy is always nosing around the office"
Exact synonyms: Horn In, Intrude, Nose, Poke
Generic synonyms: Look, Search
Derivative terms: Nose, Prying
Also: Nose Out

5. Verb. Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry. "They pried the information out of him"
Exact synonyms: Prise
Generic synonyms: Extort, Wring From
Derivative terms: Prying

Definition of Pry

1. n. A lever; also, leverage.

2. v. t. To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize.

3. v. i. To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often implying reproach.

4. n. Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.

Definition of Pry

1. Verb. To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey. ¹

2. Verb. To look closely and curiously at, peep ¹

3. Noun. The act of prying ¹

4. Noun. An excessively inquisitive person ¹

5. Noun. A lever. ¹

6. Noun. Leverage. ¹

7. Verb. To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pry

1. to inquire impertinently into private matters [v PRIED, PRYING, PRIES] : PRYINGLY [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pry

prussianises
prussianising
prussianization
prussianize
prussianized
prussianizes
prussianizing
prussiate
prussiates
prussic
prussic acid
pruta
prutah
prutot
prutoth
pry (current term)
pry bar
pryan
pryany
prybar
prybars
pryde
prydes
pryer
pryers
prying
pryingly
pryings
prymnesiophyte
prymnesiophytes

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