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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

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.

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 intend to do the Penn & Teller show until they pry my cheesy magic wand from my cold dead fingers.
Penn Jillette

When I was building the Vietnam Memorial, I never once asked the veterans what it was like in the war, because from my point of view, you don't pry into other people's business.
Maya Lin

Everyone has a book inside of them - but it doesn't do any good until you pry it out.
Jodi Picoult
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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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