[ prahyz ]
/ praɪz /
verb (used with object), noun prised, pris·ing,
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH priseprise , prize
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How to use prise in a sentence
The door was prised open by the editor of The American Prospect, Michael Tomasky, and we all spilled out, still furiously bonding.
Shouldn't be s'prised if the feller who introduced it and made a fight for it would stand mighty well, back home.
Tell ye, 'f the Old Boy himself sh'd ride up alongside, shouldn't be a mite s'prised to see him.
Then without much difficulty they prised up one of the thick planks with which the hut was roofed.
He said Cap'n Baxter had failed dreadful in the last week, and that he wouldn't be s'prised if he dropped off most any time.
"At last," he was chuckling, as he rubbed his hands together, and gently prised open that curious box of his.
British Dictionary definitions for prise
to force open by levering
to extract or obtain with difficultythey had to prise the news out of him
rare, or dialect a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed
US and Canadian equivalent: pry
Word Origin for prise
C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize 1
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