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pry 1

verb

  • 1 I'm not one to pry, but the goings-on at that house are very suspicious
    inquire impertinently, be inquisitive, be curious, poke around/about, ferret (about/around), spy, be a busybody;
    eavesdrop, listen in, tap someone's phone, intrude
    informal stick/poke one's nose in/into, be nosy, nose, snoop
    [Antonyms] mind one's own business
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    pry 2

    verb

  • 1 I pried the lid off
    lever, jimmy, prize;
    wrench, wrest, twist
  • 2 he had to pry information from them
    wring, wrest, worm out, screw, squeeze, extract, prize;
    British winkle out
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