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Synonyms for pry

Synonyms for (noun) pry

Synonyms: crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar Definition: a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

Similar words: lever Definition: a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Synonyms for (verb) pry

Synonyms: pry Definition: be nosey Usage: Don't pry into my personal matters!

Similar words: inquire, enquire, ask Definition: inquire about Usage: I asked about their special today; He had to ask directions several times

Synonyms: pry, prise, prize, jimmy, lever Definition: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open Usage: The burglar jimmied the lock: Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail

Similar words: open, open up Definition: cause to open or to become open Usage: Mary opened the car door

Synonyms: prise, pry Definition: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry Usage: They pried the information out of him

Similar words: extort, wring from Definition: get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner

Synonyms: nose, horn in, intrude, poke, pry Definition: search or inquire in a meddlesome way Usage: This guy is always nosing around the office

Similar words: search, look Definition: search or seek Usage: We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest; Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!