pry


1pry

verb \ˈprī\
priedpry·ing

Definition of PRY

intransitive verb
:  to look closely or inquisitively; also :  to make a nosy or presumptuous inquiry

Origin of PRY

Middle English prien
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PRY

2pry

verb
priedpry·ing

Definition of PRY

transitive verb
1
:  to raise, move, or pull apart with a lever :  prize
2
:  to extract, detach, or open with difficulty <pried the secret out of my sister>

Origin of PRY

probably back-formation from 5prize
First Known Use: circa 1806

3pry

noun

Definition of PRY

1
:  a tool for prying
2
:  leverage

First Known Use of PRY

1823

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