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English definition of “pry”

pry

verb [I] (ASK QUESTIONS)    /praɪ/ disapproving
to try to find out private facts about a person : As a reporter , I was paid to pry into other people's lives . I hope you don't think I'm prying, but has your boyfriend ever lived with anyone before? She wanted a private holiday away from prying eyes (= where no one would be trying to see her).Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of pry verb (ASK QUESTIONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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