HyperDic: pry

English > 5 senses of the word pry:
VERBcontactpry, prise, prize, lever, jimmyto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
communicationprybe nosey
perceptionpry, intrude, horn in, nose, pokesearch or inquire in a meddlesome way
creationpry, prisemake an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
NOUNartifactpry, crowbar, wrecking bar, pry bara heavy iron lever with one end forged / forged into a wedge
pry > pronunciation
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English > pry: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA heavy iron lever with one end forged / forged into a wedge.
Synonymscrowbar, wrecking bar, pry bar
Narrowerjim crowA crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
jimmy, jemmyA short crowbar
BroaderleverA rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Spanishalzaprima, palanca, palanqueta
Catalanalçaprem, palanca, palanqueta
Verbspryto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
English > pry: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
Synonymsprise, prize, lever, jimmy
Entailsloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Broaderopen, open upCause to open or to become open
Nounsprya heavy iron lever with one end forged / forged into a wedge
English > pry: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBe nosey.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"Don't pry into my personal matters!"
Broaderask, inquire, enquireaddress a question to and expect an answer from
Spanishfisgonear, husmear
Catalandotorejar, tafanejar, xafardejar
Nounspryingoffensive inquisitiveness
English > pry: 5 senses > verb 3, perception
MeaningSearch or inquire in a meddlesome way.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsintrude, horn in, nose, poke
Broadersearch, lookSearch or seek
Spanishfisgonear, husmear, olfatear
Catalanensumar, ficar el nas, nassejar, tafanejar
Nounspryingoffensive inquisitiveness
English > pry: 5 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningmake an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymprise
Broaderextort, wring fromGet or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
Spanishsonsacar
Nounspryingoffensive inquisitiveness

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