There are 2 main translations of pry in Spanish:

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pry 1

also: pries, prying, pried
Pronunciation: / praɪ /American English: /praɪ/
British English: /prʌɪ/

intransitive verb

  • to pry into something
    entrometerse en algo
    I don't wish to pry, but …
    no quisiera entrometerme or ser indiscreto pero …
    keep it away from prying eyes
    escóndelo de miradas indiscretas
    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.

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pry 2
Pronunciation: / praɪ /American English: /praɪ/
British English: /prʌɪ/

transitive verb

  • (especially American English) (+ adverb complement) she pried the lid open
    levantó la tapa (haciendo palanca)
    I pried it out with a spoon
    lo saqué con una cuchara
    I'll go with Jim, if I can pry him away from the TV
    iré con Jim si logro arrancarlo de delante del televisor
    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.

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