Related formspry·ing·ly, adverbpry·ing·ness, nounun·pry·ing, adjective
Definition for prying (2 of 5)
noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
Definition for prying (3 of 5)
verb (used without object), pried, pry·ing.
noun, plural pries.
Origin of pry1
Definition for prying (4 of 5)
verb (used with object), pried, pry·ing.
noun, plural pries.
Origin of pry2
Definition for prying (5 of 5)
verb (used with object), preed, pree·ing.
Origin of pree
Examples from the Web for prying
Lobbyists use these trips to lavish bounty on Congressmen, far from prying eyes.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure|Jack Abramoff|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was hounded by the prying paparazzi, desperate to label her a partied-out starlet.Taylor Momsen on Female Sexuality and Her Transformation from ‘Gossip Girl’ to Rock Star|Marlow Stern|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet he comes to loathe the prying eye of the camera on his soaked, exhausted, and shivering men.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton|Darrell Hartman|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The difficulty, and I mean the entire difficulty, is prying the industry away from congressional Republicans.
These are the departed rich who wanted to spend eternity away from the prying eyes of common citizens.
The desire of prying into futurity seems to be a natural propensity in the human mind.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
He has a sallow, ugly look, and is always peeping and prying about, like a beast watching for its prey.The Bad Family and Other Stories|Mrs. Fenwick
These flies are continually prowling about and prying into every corner, to find, by stealth, a nidus for their eggs.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
He was using his spear as a lever, now, and prying off bits of fungus to fall down the cliffside into the colossal web.The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
"I wanted to stop your prying into matters which did not concern you," snarled the man savagely.A Coin of Edward VII|Fergus Hume