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Synonyms for pry
praɪ

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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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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!"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pry

    Synonyms:
    peer, peep, scrutinize, inquire

    Antonyms:
    connive, overlook, disregard, pretermit

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pry(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    peer, search, look closely or narrowly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pry(n)

    Synonyms:
    lever, leverage

  2. pry(v)

    Synonyms:
    prize, gaze, inspect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    phl, separate, lever

How to pronounce pry?

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How to say pry in sign language?

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How to use pry in a sentence?

  1. Robert Browning:

    Where the apple reddens never pry -- lest we lose our Edens, Eve and I.

  2. Harlen Ellison, interview with Charlie Rose:

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

  3. Michael Kuzma:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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