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To investigate or snoop around in someone else's business
“He wants to love and be loved by the woman, but he does not want her to question him or pry into his personal life.”
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To interfere in someone else's business
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“He didn't pry into my other interests, and I didn't pry into his.”
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To (secretly) listen in on a person's conversation
“He has been unable to locate the listening device that has allowed his former employers to pry into his private world.”
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To remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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“Pull the handle of the tool towards you to pry out the nail.”
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To raise, move, or pull out or apart, typically with an instrument
“Karen, does your mother know you are trying to pry open the chest to see what's inside?”
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To stare (at something) with wide eyes
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Break open
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To free from the condition of being stuck
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Look into
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To search with one's hands and fingers
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To make a vigorous and thorough search
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To search for something, typically information
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Noun
One who is nosy, intrusive or meddlesome
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Iron lever
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A rigid bar resting on a pivot, used to move a heavy or firmly fixed load with one end when pressure is applied to the other
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