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  Words related to pry

Related / Similar Words: crowbar, wrecking bar, pry bar, prise, prize, lever, jimmy, nose, poke

 

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

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    See Also: sniff out, scent out, smell out, nose out

     

    Hyponyms: jim crow, jimmy, jemmy

     

    Entailments: loosen, loose

     

    Derivational Morphology: prise, prize, lever, jimmy, nosiness, prying, snoopiness, jemmy, leverage, purchase, crowbar, wrecking bar, pry bar, nose

     

     
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