[ prahyz ]
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verb (used with object), nounprised, pris·ing,

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British Dictionary definitions for prise



/ (praɪz) /

  1. to force open by levering

  2. to extract or obtain with difficulty: they had to prise the news out of him

  1. rare, or dialect a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed

Origin of prise

C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize 1
  • US and Canadian equivalent: pry

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