Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pry

1 sense of pry

Sense 1
crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar -- (a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge)
       => lever -- (a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pry

4 senses of pry

Sense 1
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy -- (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")
       => open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

Sense 2
pry -- (be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!")
       => ask, inquire, enquire -- (inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times")

Sense 3
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke -- (search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always nosing around the office")
       => search, look -- (search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")

Sense 4
pry, prise -- (make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him")
       => extort, wring from -- (get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner)

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