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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pry /ˈpraɪ/
 槓桿,窺探,好奇者(vi.)打聽,窺探(vt.)橇,用槓桿撬開

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pry, n. Curious inspection; impertinent peeping.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pry n.  A lever; also, leverage. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]
 Pry pole, the pole which forms the prop of a hoisting gin, and stands facing the windlass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pried p. pr. & vb. n. Prying.] To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize. [Local, U. S. & Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pry, v. i.  To peep narrowly; to gaze; to inspect closely; to attempt to discover something by a scrutinizing curiosity; -- often implying reproach. To pry upon the stars.”
 Watch thou and wake when others be asleep,
 To pry into the secrets of the state.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 pry
      n : a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge [syn: crowbar,
           wrecking bar, pry bar]
      v 1: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something
           open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed
           to pry the lid off the garbage pail" [syn: prise, prize,
            lever, jimmy]
      2: be nosey; "Don't pry into my personal matters!"
      3: search or inquire in a meddlesome way; "This guy is always
         nosing around the office" [syn: nose, poke]
      4: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the
         information out of him" [syn: prise]
      [also: pried]