A lever; also, leverage.
- To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently: was always prying into the affairs of others.
- The act of prying.
- An excessively or impertinently inquisitive person.
- To raise, move, or force open with a lever.
- To obtain with effort or difficulty: pried a confession out of the suspect.
- Something, such as a crowbar, that is used to apply leverage.