Pry synonyms

prī
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(Archaic) To move something upright; to erect.
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(Intransitive) To apply a force to (an object) such that it moves away from the person or thing applying the force.
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To bring up to a higher position; raise
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(Nautical) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher by drawing nearer to it.
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To pull is defined as to make something move toward something else by tugging or dragging.
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(Obs.) To set a value upon; price
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To change posture or position; stir:
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Tilt is defined as to tip or slope in one direction.
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To raise to one's mouth in order to drink:
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To raise or lift, esp. with effort
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To raise to spiritual or emotional heights; exalt:
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To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
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(Idiomatic) To produce; make.
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To use a jimmy on; pry open with a jimmy or similar tool
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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
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To discover something after searching.
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To make a search or investigation:
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To search thoroughly; examine every part of in searching
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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:
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To peer through a small aperture or from behind something.
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(Old Poet.) To appear
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To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
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To secretly spy on or investigate, especially into the private personal life of others.
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(Poetic) To stare at.
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To endeavor to discover; often used with into
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To explore; to view; inspect and examine secretly, as a country.
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Stare means to look continuously at one point.
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(Intransitive) To stare in wonder.
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To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang.
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To endeavor to discover; often used with into
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Inquire is defined as to look into something, to ask a question or to ask for information.
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(Idiomatic) To be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.
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(Short for, Slang, former) rubberneck
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To look at things or gaze about in this way
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To move, open, or clear by force:
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To become open
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To make a search; seek.
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To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
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To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
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To knock one foot or leg against the other
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To force (oneself or one's thoughts) upon others without being asked or welcomed
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To move or lift with a lever:
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To use so as to obtain an advantage or profit:
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To forage about in an effort to acquire something at no cost:
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(Intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
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To turn the ends of something, usually thread, rope etc., in opposite directions, often using force.
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To draw or bind together the edges of:
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(Idiomatic) To concern oneself only with what is of interest to oneself and not interfere in the affairs of others.
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To stop bothering.
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To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
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To look into or inquire about curiously, inquisitively, or in a meddlesome fashion
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A person who pries.
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A person who snoops.
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(Intransitive) To conduct an inquiry or examination.
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To share in something:
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An iron or steel bar, often with a flattened end which may also be hook-shaped, to be used as a lever to manually force things apart.
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A small crowbar with a chisel-like point at one end and a curved claw at the other
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a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
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To force (open) with a lever; to pry.
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search or inquire in a meddlesome way
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