- 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."