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prise

verb [T] uk UK ( US prize)   /praɪz/ 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.
Translations of “prise”
in Spanish abrir/levantar con palanca, forzar…
in French forcer, ouvrir de force…
in German aufbrechen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 撬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 撬…
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