Definitions for (noun) pry

Main entry: crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar

Definition: a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

Definitions for (verb) pry

Main entry: pry

Definition: be nosey

Usage: Don't pry into my personal matters!


Main entry: 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


Main entry: prise, pry

Definition: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

Usage: They pried the information out of him


Main entry: nose, horn in, intrude, poke, pry

Definition: search or inquire in a meddlesome way

Usage: This guy is always nosing around the office