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  • v  to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
  • v  make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
  • v  regard highly; think much of

  • For visitors who can prise themselves away from Mike Parr, filmed sewing his face together in a kind of grimacing death mask, there's Adam Geczy's video elegy for the Port Arthur .
  • To prise off those tentacles is going to be a hard slog.
  • This minor miracle was wrought after five members of the powerful and cautious Appropriations Committee made a sur prise visit to OWI's nine-story Overseas Division in Manhattan.
News & Articles

  • Early Goal Will Prevent Jordan Timewasting-Bresciano
    Australia need to score early in their World Cup qualifier against Jordan next week, to both prise the Middle Eastern team away from their defensive game and prevent them from engaging in timewasting tactics, according to midfielder Mark Bresciano.
    June 7, 2013 - New York Times
  • Soccer-Early goal will prevent Jordan timewasting - Bresciano
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, June 7 (Reuters) - Australia need to score early in their World Cup qualifier against Jordan next week, to both prise the Middle Eastern team away from their defensive game and prevent them from engaging in timewasting tactics, according to midfielder Mark Bresciano. Australia take on Jordan at Melbourne's Docklands stadium on Tuesday with both teams locked on seven ...
    June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Daniel Levy in Telegraph.co.uk
    We now have evidence that [both clubs] have systematically been working to prise the players away from us, outside of Premier League rules of conduct,Levy added.
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav in Hindustan Times
    The Centre has failed to check prise rise and yesterday's decision to hike prices of petroleum products is a cruel joke with the common and poor people of the country. It should be rolled back immediately,Yadav said in a statement.
  • Ray Wilkins in International Herald Tribune
    I think teams have come and put 10 players behind the ball and made it very difficult,assistant coach Ray Wilkins said. "At times we haven't worked hard enough to prise it open but give credit to teams as well, they've worked out a plan to...

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