be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him" [syn: prise]
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pry \Pry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pried; p. pr. & vb. n. Prying.] To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]
Pried \Pried\, imp. & p. p. of Pry.
Usage examples of "pried".
Kate finally crawled to her knees and pried his grip, finger by finger, from her wrist.
Venport pried open the tiny lid, Iblis peered inside, noting dense reddish-orange powder, and dipped a fingertip into the substance.
Aliid grinned, knowing that when the crew pried open their faulty fireworks, they would find them filled with ashes and sand rather than volatile iridescent powders.
Cortes managed to work himself free of the fetters, pried apart iron bars, and leaped from his prison window.
Sir Gervais was pried free and fell with a stunning clatter to the earth, where he sat all a-daze.
Charles pried open a window on the opposite side, boosted James out first, and slipped through himself next.
Mysterioso gripped the railing so that if Carter pried him away, they would fall forty feet together.