Definition of Pry. Meaning of Pry. Synonyms of Pry
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Definition of Pry
PryPry Pry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pried; p. pr. & vb. n.
To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or
lever; to prize. [Local, U. S. & Eng.] PryPry Pry, v. i. [OE. prien. Cf. Peer to peep.]
To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to
discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often
implying reproach. `` To pry upon the stars.' --Chaucer.
Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, To pry into
the secrets of the state. --Shak.
Pry Pry, n.
Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.
PryPry Pry, n. [Corrupted fr. prize a lever. See Prize, n.]
A lever; also, leverage. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]
Pry pole, the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin,
and stands facing the windlass.
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