There are 2 definitions of pry in English:

pry1

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Pronunciation: /prʌɪ
 
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verb (pries, prying, pried)

[no object]
Enquire too inquisitively into a person’s private affairs: I’m sick of you prying into my personal life
More example sentences
  • Not for the first time he attempts to personalise the issue by prying into my private affairs.
  • At the same time, the French media is slowly but surely prying into the private lives of the politicians - slowly but surely exposing more details about what goes on behind the closed doors of the country's rulers.
  • She didn't want to feel like she was prying into Keira's private life by going through her cupboard, but she thought that she'd be doing the girl a favour by cleaning it out.
Synonyms
enquire impertinently into, investigate impertinently, be inquisitive about, be curious about, poke about/around in, ferret (about/around) in, delve into, eavesdrop on, listen in on; mind someone else's business, be a busybody, tap someone's phone; spy on, interfere in, meddle in, intrude on; scrutinize, probe
informal stick/poke one's nose in/into, be nosy (about), nose into, snoop about/around/round in
Australian/New Zealand informal stickybeak
inquisitive, curious, busybody, probing, spying, eavesdropping, impertinent, interfering, meddling, meddlesome, intrusive
informal nosy, snooping, snoopy
rare busy

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'peer inquisitively'): of unknown origin.

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excessive pride or self-confidence

There are 2 definitions of pry in English:

pry2

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Pronunciation: /prʌɪ
 
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verb (pries, prying, pried)

chiefly North American
Another term for prise. prying open the door he pried his left leg free
More example sentences
  • My idle hands proceeded to pound, wrench, twist, pry, and yank at anything I could get a hold on.
  • My ears strained toward the sirens and my heart pounded as the officers used a crowbar to pry away the door.
  • I knocked lightly on the door, hoping to pry Angela out of the restroom.

Origin

early 19th century: from the verb prise, interpreted as pries, third person singular of the present tense.

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