- to pry
intosomethingI don't wish to pry, but …entrometerse enalgokeep it away from prying eyesno quisiera entrometerme or ser indiscreto pero …escóndelo de miradas indiscretasExample 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.
- (especially American English) (+ adverb complement) she pried the lid openI pried it out with a spoonlevantó la tapa (haciendo palanca)I'll go with Jim, if I can pry him away from the TVlo saqué con una cucharairé con Jim si logro arrancarlo de delante del televisorExample 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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