Meaning of pry

pry

Pronunciation: (prī), [key]
— v., n., pl. pried, pry•ing, pries.
—v.i.
  1. to inquire impertinently or unnecessarily into something: to pry into the personal affairs of others.
  2. to look closely or curiously; peer; peep.
—n.
  1. an impertinently inquisitive person.
  2. an act of prying.

pry

Pronunciation: (prī), [key]
— v., n., pl. pried, pry•ing, pries.
—v.t.
  1. to move, raise, or open by leverage.
  2. to get, separate, or ferret out with difficulty: to pry a secret out of someone; We finally pried them away from the TV.
—n.
  1. a tool, as a crowbar, for raising, moving, or opening something by leverage.
  2. the leverage exerted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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