Definición de prise en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /prʌɪz/
(US prize)


[with object and adverbial of direction]
1Use force in order to move, move apart, or open (something): I tried to prise Joe’s fingers away from the stick
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  • Last year there were 10 break-outs and 33 unsuccessful escape attempts, each involving detainees prising open windows under cover of darkness.
  • Gingerly prising the door open half-expecting a private party or aftermath of a wedding reception, we were pleasantly surprised to be ushered in and offered drinks.
  • Eventually when it was prised open, I found some yellowed and brittle sheets of paper, most of them hand-written, but illegible now.
lever, force, wrench, pull, wrest, twist;
North American  pry, jimmy
1.1 (prise something out of/from) Obtain something from (someone) with effort or difficulty: I got the loan, though I had to prise it out of him
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  • By dint of not mentioning snow, I gently prised the story out of him, learning that he'd fumbled the first deal and lost two or three months in the process.
  • So I said ‘What if I prise a contract out of him for the winter as well and we all move out there?’
  • The Australian Cricket Board, to their eternal shame, secretly fined the players then covered it up until the papers prised the story out of them.
extract/obtain with difficulty, worm out;
British  winkle out


Late 17th century: from dialect prise 'lever', from Old French prise 'grasp, taking hold'. Compare with pry2.

Palabras que riman con prise

advise, apprise, apprize, arise, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prize, remise, revise, rise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise

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