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Meaning of PRY

Pronunciation:  prI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
  2. [v]  be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
  3. [v]  to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
  4. [v]  make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"
  5. [v]  search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"
 

PRY is a 3 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: crowbar, jimmy, lever, nose, poke, prise, prise, prize, pry bar, wrecking bar
 
 See Also: ask, enquire, extort, inquire, jemmy, jim crow, jimmy, lever, look, loose, loosen, nose out, open, open up, scent out, search, smell out, sniff out, wring from

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pry\, n. [Corrupted fr. prize a lever. See {Prize}, n.]
    A lever; also, leverage. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]
    
    {Pry pole}, the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin,
       and stands facing the windlass.
    
    
  2. \Pry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pried}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Prying}.]
    To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or
    lever; to prize. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]
    
    
  3. \Pry\, v. i. [OE. prien. Cf. {Peer} to peep.]
    To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to
    discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often
    implying reproach. `` To pry upon the stars.'' --Chaucer.
    
          Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, To pry into
          the secrets of the state.                --Shak.
    
    
  4. \Pry\, n.
    Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.
    
    
 

 

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