prise

[ prahyz ]
/ praɪz /

verb (used with object), noun prised, pris·ing,

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prise

prise , prize
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Example sentences from the Web for prise

  • That taking of prises, by the way, was a standing cause of quarrel between the burghers of Hull and Beverley.

British Dictionary definitions for prise

prise

prize

/ (praɪz) /

verb (tr)

to force open by levering
to extract or obtain with difficultythey had to prise the news out of him

noun

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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