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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar(verb)

    a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

    wrecking bar, crowbar, pry bar

  2. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy(verb)

    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"

    prize, poke, intrude, treasure, nose, esteem, lever, respect, appreciate, horn in, value, jimmy, prise

  3. pry(verb)

    be nosey

    "Don't pry into my personal matters!"

    prize, poke, intrude, nose, lever, horn in, jimmy, prise

  4. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)

    search or inquire in a meddlesome way

    "This guy is always nosing around the office"

    stab, nuzzle, dig, horn in, intrude, prize, jab, nose, wind, lever, obtrude, trespass, irrupt, thump, scent, jimmy, prise, prod, pound, poke

  5. pry, prise(verb)

    make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

    "They pried the information out of him"

    prize, poke, intrude, nose, esteem, lever, respect, horn in, value, jimmy, prise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pry

    peer, peep, scrutinize, inquire

    connive, overlook, disregard, pretermit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pry(v. n.)

    peer, search, look closely or narrowly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    phl, separate, lever

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