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  • n  a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
  • v  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
  • v  be nosey
    Don't pry into my personal matters!
  • v  search or inquire in a meddlesome way
  • v  make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

  • But he did pry open a taboo, quietly arguing that quality rather than quantity was his measure of a happy life.
  • He doesn't pry in my life and I don't pry in his.
  • Of course, it's Madonna's love life that readers want the scoop on, and Ciccone is happy to pry open her bedroom door.
News & Articles

  • Thieves hit struggling west Detroit bar
    It was early Sunday morning when a man caught on surveillance video worked hard to pry...
    June 12, 2013 - ClickOnDetroit
  • Teens suspected in at least 50 car burglaries in Gainesville
    “This is a reminder to always lock your car,” said GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias. “These two didn't break any windows or pry anything open.”
    June 11, 2013 - The Gainesville Sun
  • Phone Scammers Working Overtime In The Ozarks
    Some phone scammers have been working overtime around the Ozarks and elsewhere trying to pry loose some personal information to make a quick buck. The Better Business Bureau of southwest Missouri says it's been getting complaints about scammers trying to pedal medical alert bracelets.
    June 10, 2013 - KTTS 94.7

  • Mark Martin in International Herald Tribune
    I really wanted to win that thing,Martin said. "They were going to have to pry it out of my fingers, man."
  • JJ Henry in Forbes
    I said, 'Maybe we'll have a couple of beers on the plane and see what I can pry out of him,'Henry said. "Golf is golf. Let's be honest, it's 18 holes. Anything can happen. I get hot, make a bunch of birdies, I'm just as capable of beating...
  • Phil Lesh in Enterprise News
    They're going to have to pry the bass out of my cold, dead fingers,said Lesh. "I'ma musician. That's what I do."

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