verb (used with object), prised, pris·ing, noun
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH priseprise prize
Words nearby prise
Definition for prising (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), prized, priz·ing.
Origin of prize3
Example sentences from the Web for prising
They sat down close to where I lay, and prising out the bung, filled the liquor into their tin cups, and commenced imbibing.The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
This way and that, and every way at once, he was writhing and pushing and prising and dragging.A Rough Shaking|George MacDonald
Working in turns, they succeeded at the end of three hours' work in prising the slab from its bed.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman
Another is a packing-case opener, such as is used in Covent Garden every day for prising open boxes of fruit.
For perhaps half a minute he stood his ground, contenting himself by prising the lurcher's jaws apart.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
British Dictionary definitions for prising (1 of 4)
- a reward or honour for victory or for having won a contest, competition, etc
- (as modifier)prize jockey; prize essay