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prise

verb [T] uk   /praɪz/ UK (US prize) us  
to use force to lift something off something else, for example by pressing a tool against a fixed point; to separate things using force: I managed to prise the lid off the tin of paint. She prised the child's fingers apart and forced him to give her the coins. Raising and lowering
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