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pry

noun

1 pry

A heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge.

synonyms: crowbar, pry bar, wrecking bar.

Dutch: hefboom, invloed, koevoet, breekijzer
Polish: łom



verb

1 pry

To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open:
— Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail.

synonyms: jimmy, lever, prise, prize.

Roget 441: see, behold, discern, perceive, have in sight, descry, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, ken [Scot.]; ... show more

2 pry

Be nosey.

Dutch: boren, steken

3 pry

Search or inquire in a meddlesome way.

synonyms: horn in, intrude, nose, poke.

Roget 455: be curious etc. adj.; take an interest in, stare, gape; prick up the ears, see sights, lionize; pry; nose; rubberneck [U.S.].   

Roget 461: make inquiry etc. n.; inquire, ask, seek, search.    look for, look about for, look out for; scan, reconnoiter, explore, sound, ... show more

Dutch: grasduinen, neuzen, rondneuzen, snuffelen, snuffen

4 pry

Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry.

synonym: prise.


Moby thesaurus: Paul Pry, Paul-Pry, Peeping Tom, backseat driver, bar, beam, beat the bushes, bend the eyes, boom, burrow, busybody, cant hook, claw bar, crank, crow, crowbar, delve, delve into, dig, dig into ... show more.

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