pry from


pry from
phr verb
Pry from is used with these nouns as the object: ↑grasp

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  • pry — [praı] v past tense and past participle pried present participle prying third person singular pries [Sense: 1,3; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Origin unknown] [Sense: 2,4; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: prize to force up (17 21 centuries), from prize lever… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pry — [ praı ] verb 1. ) intransitive to be interested in someone s personal life in a way that is annoying or offensive: I just glanced at the letter; I didn t mean to pry. pry into: The press continues to pry into their affairs. prying eyes (=people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pry — pry1 [prī] n. pl. pries [back form. < PRIZE2] 1. a tool for raising or moving something by leverage; lever, crowbar, etc. 2. leverage vt. pried, prying 1. to raise, move, or force with a pry …   English World dictionary

  • pry — UK [praɪ] / US verb Word forms pry : present tense I/you/we/they pry he/she/it pries present participle prying past tense pried past participle pried 1) [intransitive] to be interested in someone s personal life in a way that is annoying or… …   English dictionary

  • pry — [[t]pra͟ɪ[/t]] pries, prying, pried 1) VERB If someone pries, they try to find out about someone else s private affairs, or look at their personal possessions. [V into n] We do not want people prying into our affairs... Imelda might think she was …   English dictionary

  • pry — verb present participle pryingpast tense pried 1 (I) to try to find out details about someone else s private life in an impolite way: I don t wish to pry, but is it true that you re having problems at home? 2 (transitive always + adv/prep)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pry — I [[t]praɪ[/t]] v. i. pried, pry•ing 1) to inquire impertinently or unnecessarily into something: to pry into the personal affairs of others[/ex] 2) to look closely or curiously; peer • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME pryen, prien, of uncert. orig. II… …   From formal English to slang

  • pry — {{11}}pry (1) look inquisitively, c.1300, from prien to peer in, of unknown origin, perhaps from O.E. bepriwan to wink. {{12}}pry (2) raise by force, 1823 (originally also a noun, an instrument for prying, a crowbar ), alteration of prize (as… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pry — pry1 /pruy/, v., pried, prying, n., pl. pries. v.i. 1. to inquire impertinently or unnecessarily into something: to pry into the personal affairs of others. 2. to look closely or curiously; peer; peep. n. 3. an impertinently inquisitive person. 4 …   Universalium

  • pry — I. /praɪ / (say pruy) verb (pried, prying) –verb (i) 1. to look closely or curiously, peer, or peep. 2. to search or inquire curiously or inquisitively into something: to pry into the affairs of others. –verb (t) 3. to ferret or find (out) by… …   Australian English dictionary


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