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prise

American English: /praɪz/
British English: /prʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • (British) prize2
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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