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Definition of Pry


  1. A lever; also, leverage.
  2. To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize.
  3. To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often implying reproach.
  4. Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.

Pry Quotations

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Pauline Kael

I don't know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.

It's the way to educate your eyes. Stare. Pry, listen eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.
Walker Evans

As a writer, as a creator, I'm giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain't got to pry beyond that.
Frank Ocean

On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
Marvin Olasky
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Pry Translations

pry in German is neugierig sein
pry in Spanish is fisgar
pry in Swedish is kika, snoka

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