Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms.
inquired presumptuously into something: pried into her personal life; opened by using leverage: pried open the cover of the manhole
Not to be confused with:
pride – conceit, self-esteem, egotism, vanity; feeling proud; the best of a group: The pride of the Yankees.; a group of lions
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree
Past tense and past participle of pry1.
Past tense and past participle of pry2.
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