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pry

verb
 
 
/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.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
pry sth apart/loose/open, etc to open something with difficulty: She managed to pry open a window and escape.Raising and loweringUnfastening and opening
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