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pry2

pry2

 
pronunciation:
praI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pried, pries, prying
definition 1: to move, lift, open, or otherwise force with something that acts as a lever.
We pried the door open with a crowbar.
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synonyms:
jimmy, lever, prise
similar words:
force, tear, wedge, wrench
definition 2: to get or obtain only with great difficulty.
He could not pry the secrets out of her.
synonyms:
extract, wrench, wrest
similar words:
force, jerk, squeeze, tear, wring, yank
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: pries
definition 1: a tool that can be used as a lever.
synonyms:
crowbar, lever, prise
similar words:
cant hook, jimmy, peavey, wedge, winch
definition 2: the leverage applied by such a tool.
synonyms:
leverage
similar words:
force
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