Synonyms for pry

Synonyms for (noun) pry

Synonyms: crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar

Definition: a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

Similar words: lever

Definition: a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

Synonyms for (verb) pry

Synonyms: pry

Definition: be nosey

Usage: Don't pry into my personal matters!

Similar words: inquire, enquire, ask

Definition: inquire about

Usage: I asked about their special today; He had to ask directions several times


Synonyms: pry, prise, prize, jimmy, lever

Definition: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

Usage: The burglar jimmied the lock: Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail

Similar words: open, open up

Definition: cause to open or to become open

Usage: Mary opened the car door


Synonyms: prise, pry

Definition: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

Usage: They pried the information out of him

Similar words: extort, wring from

Definition: get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner


Synonyms: nose, horn in, intrude, poke, pry

Definition: search or inquire in a meddlesome way

Usage: This guy is always nosing around the office

Similar words: search, look

Definition: search or seek

Usage: We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest; Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!