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1 to raise, move, or pull apart with or as if with a lever
  • it took some effort to pry up the trap door

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2 to draw out by force or with effort
  • a vain attempt to pry the cork out of a wine bottle

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Synonyms & Antonyms of pry (Entry 2 of 2)

to interest oneself in what is not one's concern
  • don't go prying into other people's business

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The first known use of pry was in the 14th century

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“Pry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pry. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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