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pry1

pry1

 
 
pronunciation:
praI
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pried, pries, prying
definition 1: to be offensively inquisitive about another's private affairs.
It is rude to pry.
synonyms:
butt in, meddle, nose around, snoop
similar words:
gossip, interfere, interlope, poke
definition 2: to look closely and with curiosity, often with furtiveness; peer.
They were prying into our files.
synonyms:
peek, peer
similar words:
delve, explore, ferret, poke, probe, rubberneck, scan, scrutinize, search, sneak
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