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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pry

    peer, peep, scrutinize, inquire

    connive, overlook, disregard, pretermit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry barverb

    a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

    wrecking bar, crowbar, pry bar

  2. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmyverb

    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. pryverb

    be nosey

    "Don't pry into my personal matters!"

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

  4. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, pokeverb

    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, priseverb

    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

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Editors Contribution

  1. obstrude

    become noticeable in an unwelcome or intrusive way

    Submitted by @Muskan on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pryverb

    peer, search, look closely or narrowly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. prynoun

    lever, leverage

  2. pryverb

    prize, gaze, inspect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pry":

    phl, separate, lever

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How to use pry in a sentence?

  1. Harlen Ellison, interview with Charlie Rose:

    What is not nailed down is mine. Anything that I can pry loose was not nailed down.

  2. Michael Kuzma:

    My hope is that we're able to pry loose some documents that haven't previously been released.

  3. Cody Orell:

    On Sunday she was going out to meet someone and wasn’t saying who. I didn’t pry into it then, but. of course, now I wish….

  4. Brett Barbre:

    They're gonna have to pry the hose out of my cold, dead fingers, i have a yard where I have invested money in the landscaping, I've got a dog that likes to run in the yard, I have family that likes to come over and visit. And it's unfair to force me to cut my use 36 percent.

  5. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone:

    The intention is certainly not to pry into the private lives of the teachers. We certainly aren't going to do that. People are entitled to their private lives, but teachers also have to respect the mission of the school in the way they live their public lives.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. mesmerized
    • C. fascinated
    • D. transfixed

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