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Another word for pry

  1. A person who snoops

      1. A program that listens in on a network to gather intelligence. A program that listens in on a network to gather intelligence. Pipkin, D.L. Halting the Hacker: A Practical Guide to Computer Security. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2003.
      1. To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
      2. One who snoops.
      1. One who pries, especially a person who is unduly interested in the affairs of others.

Another word for pry

  1. To move with a lever

      1. A short crowbar with curved ends.
      2. To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy:
      1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To result; end up.
      2. (intransitive, idiomatic) To attend; show up.
      3. (idiomatic) To extinguish a light or other device
      1. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
      2. To increase the amount or intensity of:
      3. To promote to a higher rank.
      1. To raise or lift up; elevate.
      1. To raise; elevate.
      2. To raise to a higher social, intellectual, or moral level or condition.
      3. To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt:
      1. To raise or lift, especially with great effort or force:
      2. To throw (a heavy object) with great effort; hurl:
      3. To throw or toss:
      1. To raise or haul up, often with the help of a mechanical apparatus.
      2. To raise to one's mouth in order to drink:
      3. To become raised or lifted.
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition.
      2. Something worth striving for; a highly desirable possession.
      3. Offered or given as a prize:
      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. To move to a higher position; elevate:
      2. To set in an upright or erect position:
      3. To erect or build:
      1. To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
      2. To transport by air:
      3. To revoke by taking back; rescind:
      1. To apply pressure against (something), especially for the purpose of moving it:
      2. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove:
      3. To exert downward pressure on (a button or keyboard, for example); press.
  2. To endeavor to discover; often used with into

      1. To look about or survey with unsophisticated wonderment or curiosity.
      2. A rubbernecker.
      1. A yellowish, amorphous, elastic material, composed almost entirely of an isoprene polymer, obtained from the milky sap or latex of various tropical plants, especially the rubber tree, and vulcanized, pigmented, finished, and modified into products such as electric insulation, elastic bands and belts, tires, and containers.
      2. Any of numerous synthetic elastic materials of varying chemical composition with properties similar to those of natural rubber; an elastomer.
      3. A low overshoe made of rubber.
      1. (idiomatic) To be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.
      1. To seek information by asking a question:
      2. To make an inquiry or investigation:
      3. To ask, especially politely or formally:
      1. The part of the human face or the forward part of the head of other vertebrates that contains the nostrils and organs of smell and forms the beginning of the respiratory tract.
      2. The sense of smell:
      3. The ability to detect, sense, or discover as if by smell:
      1. To open the mouth wide.
      2. To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often with the mouth open.
      3. To be or become open or wide:
      1. To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.
      2. To look at directly and fixedly:
      3. An intent gaze.
      1. One who secretly collects information concerning the enemies of a government or group.
      2. One who secretly collects information for a business about one or more of its competitors.
      3. One who secretly keeps watch on another or others.
      1. To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
      2. A steady, fixed look.
      1. To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
      2. One who snoops.
      1. To glance quickly.
      2. To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
      3. To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding:
      1. To look intently, searchingly, or with difficulty.
      2. To be partially visible; show:
      1. To utter short, soft, high-pitched sounds, like those of a baby bird; cheep.
      2. To speak in a hesitant, thin, high-pitched voice.
      3. A short, soft, high-pitched sound or utterance, like that of a baby bird.
      1. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
      2. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
      3. An act of reconnoitering.
      1. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
      2. To go through (a place) stealing valuables and causing disarray; pillage:
      1. To try to locate or discover; search for:
      2. To endeavor to obtain or reach:
      3. To go to or toward:
      1. To discover something after searching.
      1. To move around in, go through, or look through in an effort to find something:
      2. To make a careful examination or investigation of; probe:
      3. To examine (a person or property) for the purpose of discovering evidence of a crime.