The handyman pried the lid off of a can of paint.
- 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 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.
Past tense and past participle of pry1
Past tense and past participle of pry2
- His strong fingers pried the whip from her hand and he tossed it away.
- Someone careened into her as she pried her cell from her pocket.
- Gabe pried the knife free and tossed it on the bed, reading the message.
- He pried the notes from her hand.
- She waited for him to say something about all that Andre had pried out of her.