UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpraɪɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(prīing)

From the verb pry: (⇒ conjugate)
prying is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. pry into [other people's business, her affairs, his life]
  2. don't pry
  3. stop prying into my [life]
  4. pried [her leg, his arm, my shoulder] free
  5. pried the [door, safe, shutter] open
  6. pried open the [door]
  7. the [door] was pried open
  8. use a [screwdriver, crowbar, hammer] to pry (it) open
  9. pry off the [lid, top]
  10. pry the [lid] off
  11. pry [a secret, the news, information] from her
  12. pry the [news] out of her
  13. pried his fingers from the [bar, window]
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