- Pried is defined as the action of having gotten too deeply involved in other people's personal affairs or to the action of having pulled something open with force.
- When you read your friend's diary and listened into personal conversations she had with her spouse, this is an example of a time when you pried your way into her life.
- When the wood around your door swelled because of humidity and you could not get the door open without yanking really, really hard on it, this is an example of a time when you pried the door open.
pried definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past tense and past participle of pry1.
Past tense and past participle of pry2.
Variant of pry
noun pl. pries
- a tool for raising or moving something by leverage; lever, crowbar, etc.
Origin: back-formation ; from prize