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pry



Pronunciation: (prī), [key]
v., pried, pry•ing,
n., pl. 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., pried, pry•ing,
n., pl. 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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