crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar(verb)
a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
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"
"Don't pry into my personal matters!"
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke(verb)
search or inquire in a meddlesome way
"This guy is always nosing around the office"
make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
"They pried the information out of him"
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How to use pry in a sentence?
Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.
What is not nailed down is mine. Anything that I can pry loose was not nailed down.
My hope is that we're able to pry loose some documents that haven't previously been released.
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.
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.
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- dotorejarCatalan, Valencian
- Hebel, schnüffeln, aufhebelnGerman
- urkkia, nuuskiaFinnish
- s’immiscer, fouiller, fureter, scruterFrench
- מנוף, הנפה, חטטנותHebrew
- sbirciare, intrudereItalian
- 詮索, 首を突っ込むJapanese
- invloed, hefboom, wrikken, priem, boren, priemen, hendel, openwrikken, steken, hefboomkrachtDutch
- xeretar, bisbilhotarPortuguese
- выведывать, подсматривать, следить, шпионить, рычагRussian
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