"pries" in the noun sense
1. crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar
a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
"pries" in the verb sense
1. pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
"The burglar jimmied the lock"
"Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
"Don't pry into my personal matters!"
3. intrude, horn in, pry, nose, poke
search or inquire in a meddlesome way
"This guy is always nosing around the office"
4. pry, prise
make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
"They pried the information out of him"
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