Definitions

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  • imp. & p. p. of pry.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pry.

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Examples

  • It's the first thing the fresh meat get when preseason workouts start in the spring and the last thing that is pried from a player's sweaty mitts when The Turk arrives and utters those dreaded 11 words.

    Sports

  • Over 1,700 .45/70 cases were recovered, and just over .3 percent showed signs of being pried from a carbine chamber.

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  • The heart of the plant is pried from the ground, for only the hearts of the agaves are harvested.

    Mescal

  • The heart of the plant is pried from the ground, for only the hearts of the agaves are harvested.

    Mescal

  • His name was pried off libraries and campus buildings, and his 16,000-square-foot and helipad-equipped home was opened up to paying gawkers.

    NYT > Global Home

  • His name was pried off libraries and campus buildings, and his 16,000-square-foot and helipad-equipped home was opened up to paying gawkers.

    NYT > Home Page

  • A still stronger expression is used in _Christmas-Eve_, where the poets "pried" at life, turned up its surface in order to disclose all its hidden treasures of meaning.

    Robert Browning: How to Know Him

  • The weight of the mass higher up and the force of the current wedged him in rather tightly, and when he had been "pried" out he declared that he felt like an apple after it had been squeezed in the cider-mill, so he drove home, and Rufus Waterman took his place.

    Homespun Tales

  • Although the building was surrounded by a large metal fence, I found one corner where that had been "pried" open to allow easy access.

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  • Some of the truths pried out feel calculated and often couched in dramaturgy worryingly close to television fare.

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