Definition of pris
1. prise [ v ] to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open
Examples: "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)
Now he was certain : the lock had not yielded to Muller 's collection of keys ; fresh scars showed that the door had been prized open .Synonyms pry jimmy prise lever prize Related Terms open lever leverage crowbar loosen
2. prise [ v ] make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
Examples: "They pried the information out of him"
3. prise [ v ] regard highly; think much of
Examples: "I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"
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