Dictionary Results for pry


1. pry - noun

· a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

Synonym(s): crowbar, wrecking_bar, pry_bar

Hypernym(s): lever




2. pry - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): prise, prize, lever, jimmy

Hypernym(s): open, open_up




3. pry - verb

· be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!"

Hypernym(s): ask, inquire, enquire




4. pry - verb

· search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office"

Synonym(s): intrude, horn_in, nose, poke

Hypernym(s): search, look




5. pry - verb

· make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"

Synonym(s): prise

Hypernym(s): extort, wring_from





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