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  • verbinterfere in someone else's business
  • verbforce or break open

synonyms for pried

  • poke
  • bug
  • gape
  • gaze
  • hunt
  • inquire
  • intrude
  • investigate
  • meddle
  • nose
  • peek
  • peep
  • peer
  • ransack
  • reconnoiter
  • rubberneck
  • search
  • snoop
  • spy
  • stare
  • tap
  • wiretap
  • be a busybody
  • be all ears
  • be curious
  • be inquisitive
  • be nosy
  • ferret out
  • listen in
  • poke nose into
  • tune in on
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antonyms for pried

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  • ignore
  • neglect
  • close
  • leave alone
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How to use pried in a sentence

With the wedge Rose pried a floor-board out of its place, and made an opening large enough to let himself through.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Then they brought out a great chisel and pried off the planking, fearful of the noise it made.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
The lids of the boxes were pried off with bayonets, and the Sergeants ran along the companies distributing the packages.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
With a chisel we pried at the sides of a large block of masonry, perhaps eight bricks in size.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
The mouth must not be held open as if the jaws were pried apart.
THE CHILD-VOICE IN SINGINGFRANCIS E. HOWARD
Karaki knelt beside him, pried him up until he could get a shoulder under his middle, and lifted him like a loose bag of meal.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
I pried open the red-hot door of the stove with a stick that almost caught flame as I pried.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
They came to the place where they had pried out the great rock that had so nearly brought them to grief.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The money was placed in McGuffey's hands, and a moment later, with a mighty effort, Mr. Gibney pried off the lid of the crate.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
The mountain shook and groans and hisses were heard in the air as he pried up the stone that lay across the pit-mouth.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF OUR OWN LAND, COMPLETECHARLES M. SKINNER
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