The Daily Pic: In 1988, Lynne Cohen showed pictures that pried the lid off reality.
It is delicious, yes, but it is even more delicious when the consumer has pried into its history and process a bit.
If those beliefs can be pried loose just a bit, Frost says, the possessions might eventually follow.
He took a pole, pried off the log and rolled it into the water.
If I had got a purchase on the door of the room, I could have pried it down; but there was no chance to get hold of it.
He pried open the eating orifice and inspected it carefully.
We all stood looking while Tip brought it in and pried off the top boards with a hatchet.
Old King Brady had all kinds of trouble opening the thing, but at last the lid was pried back, and sure enough money was revealed.
She scratched and pried at a certain brick with her scissors, then removed it quietly.
We then pried his mouth open, and kept it open with a small stick.
"look inquisitively," c.1300, from prien "to peer in," of unknown origin, perhaps related to late Old English bepriwan "to wink." Related: Pried; prying. As a noun, "act of prying," from 1750; meaning "inquisitive person" is from 1845.
"raise by force," 1823, from a noun meaning "instrument for prying, crowbar;" alteration of prize (as though it were a plural) in obsolete sense of "lever" (c.1300), from Old French prise "a taking hold, grasp" (see prize (n.2)).