What is pry?

  • (verb): Be nosey.
    Example: "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
    See also — Additional definitions below


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More definitions of "pry":

  • (verb): To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.
    Example: "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
    Synonyms: prise, prize, lever, jimmy
  • (verb): Search or inquire in a meddlesome way.
    Synonyms: nose, poke
  • (verb): Make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry.
    Synonyms: prise

Famous quotes containing the word pry:

    Where is the world we roved, Ned Bunn?
    Hollows thereof lay rich in shade
    By voyagers old inviolate thrown
    Ere Paul Pry cruised with Pelf and Trade.
    To us old lads some thoughts come home
    Who roamed a world young lads no more shall roam.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    I can counterfeit the deep tragedian,
    Speak, and look back, and pry on every side,
    Tremble and start at wagging of a straw,
    Intending deep suspicion. Ghastly looks
    Are at my service like enforced smiles,
    And both are ready in their offices
    At any time to grace my stratagems.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)