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1. pry

verb. ['ˈpraɪ'] to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.

Synonyms

  • loose
  • prise
  • open up
  • jimmy
  • open
  • lever
  • prize

Antonyms

  • stiffen
  • tense
  • tight
  • unfree

Etymology

  • pryen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
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  • mistry
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  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
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  • shanghai
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  • retry
  • reply

Example sentences of the word pry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Push the handle of the pry bar away from the car in order to compress the piston.

2. Verb, base form
Or use a coin to pry open the remote.

3. Adjective
Place a pry bar against the top of the rotor, and the caliper.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Using a butter knife, pry the grip away from the handlebar and pour water under the grip.

Quotes containing the word pry


1. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
- Walker Evans

2. Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
- Stephen King

3. Son, are you happy? I don't mean to pry,but do you dream of Heaven?Have you ever wanted to die?
- Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

2. pry

verb. ['ˈpraɪ'] be nosey.

Synonyms

  • enquire
  • inquire

Antonyms

  • hold
  • chaste
  • compact

Etymology

  • pryen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. pry

verb. ['ˈpraɪ'] search or inquire in a meddlesome way.

Synonyms

  • nose
  • poke
  • intrude
  • look
  • search

Antonyms

  • controlled
  • affixed
  • packaged
  • disesteem

Etymology

  • pryen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. pry

verb. ['ˈpraɪ'] make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry.

Synonyms

  • extort
  • wring from

Antonyms

  • exact
  • fine
  • official

Etymology

  • pryen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. pry

noun. ['ˈpraɪ'] a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge.

Synonyms

  • jemmy
  • jimmy
  • pry bar
  • lever
  • crowbar
  • wrecking bar

Antonyms

  • entangle
  • strengthen
  • stay
  • confine

Etymology

  • pryen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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