Pry

Definition of Pry

n.1.A lever; also, leverage.
Pry pole
the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin, and stands facing the windlass.
v. t.1.To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize.
[imp. & p. p. Pried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prying.]
v. i.1.To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; - often implying reproach.
Watch thou and wake when others be asleep,
To pry into the secrets of the state.
- Shak.
n.1.Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.

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