GRE Word List

PRY

inquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying

The meaning of the word pry is inquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying.

Random words

WordMeaning
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