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Adjective
Interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
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“A nasty, prying busybody.”
Adjective
Marked by curiosity or fascination
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Disrespectful or rude
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Noun
The characteristic of being snoopy
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The action of interfering or the process of being interfered with
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Intrusion into the personal life of another
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to stare (at something) with wide eyes
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Present participle for look into
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Present participle for to search with one's hands and fingers
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Present participle for to make a vigorous and thorough search
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Present participle for to search for something, typically information
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Present participle for to search around, or look out, for something
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Present participle for to question or quiz, especially in a thorough or investigative manner
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