pry

All Verb Noun
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  • You better learn to read your own before you go prying into mine. Cited from The Pony Rider Boys with the Texas Rangers, by Frank Gee Patchin
  • Yet by prying into them we make out one marked difference between them. Cited from The Century Vocabulary Builder, by Greever & Bachelor
  • The world can pry out everything about us which it has a mind to know. Cited from Virginians, By William Makepeace Thackeray
  • He had no more right to do that than you had to pry into my affairs. Cited from The Iron Trail, by Rex Beach
  • And what might not come from that meeting away from the prying eyes of their own town? Cited from Frontier Stories, by Bret Harte
  • What right had he to come here, to pry into our affairs? Cited from Taquisara, by F. Marion Crawford
  • It did not look as if it could stand a great deal of prying. Cited from The Diving Bell, by Francis C. Woodworth
  • They get into a fight, and the staff has to pry them apart.
  • If there should be prying eyes we must close them quickly. Cited from Princess Maritza, by Percy Brebner
  • So up in that little room, away from prying eyes, lived the mother and daughter. Cited from Little Pollie, by Gertrude P. Dyer
  • It is possible to start Pry at any point inside a running program.
  • With this she pried off a board from a window, then another and another. Cited from The Blue Envelope, by Roy J. Snell
  • Then he would pry out the little piece of wood between. Cited from The Adventures of Paddy Beaver, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • And why should they bring in a stranger to pry into their affairs? Cited from The Golden Shoemaker, by J. W. Keyworth
  • I don't think we have any right to pry into the Unknown. Cited from The Sorcery Club, by Elliott O'Donnell
  • To look at the paper seemed like prying into the owner's affairs. Cited from Madame Flirt, by Charles E. Pearce
  • She did not like them thin and small and active and always looking in and always prying. Cited from Three Lives, by Gertrude Stein
  • But into this part of our subject it may not be well to pry too closely. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 8, No. 50, December, 1861, by Various
  • He began to use a piece of wood to pry it from the ground.
  • I do not ask you to pry into their private affairs. Cited from TCB in Dixie Land, by Edgar B.P. Darlington
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Meaning of 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
  • verb Be nosey
    Don't pry into my personal matters!
  • verb Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
    They pried the information out of him