Meaning of “pry” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /praɪ/

[ I ] to try to discover private things about people:

to pry into someone's personal life.
She wanted a private holiday away from prying eyes.
pry sth apart/loose/open, etc

to open something with difficulty:

She managed to pry open a window and escape.

(Definition of “pry” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)