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English definition of “prize”

prize

verb [T + adv/prep] (LIFT) (UK also prise)     /praɪz/
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 prized the lid off with a spoon. The window had been prized open with a jemmy. She couldn't prize his fingers apart to get the key.Raising and lowering
(Definition of prize verb (LIFT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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