Synonyms for Pry:


follow up, look up, move, tilt, upraise, open, research, delve, hoist, look into, scout, turn out, uplift, check up on, lift, pull, raise, elevate, push, gather, heave, force. meddle, gaze, unfold, snoop, reconnoiter, gape, ransack, open up, crack something open, hunt, burst open, spy, try, rubber, undo, unlock, inquire, stare, ferret out, unscrew, peep. participate, investigate. lever (noun)
lever, prise, pry bar.
pry (noun)
jimmy, lever, prize, crowbar, pry bar, poke, prise, wrecking bar, nose.


force or break open (verb)
hoist, upraise, heave, push, pull, uplift, move, jimmy, tilt, prize, lever, turn out, elevate, lift, raise.
interfere in someone else's business (verb)
gape, peep, ferret out, snoop, hunt, investigate, peer, peek, spy, meddle, ransack, poke, nose, stare, inquire, gaze, search, reconnoiter.
search (verb)
winnow, forage, peer, probe, peek, seek, rifle, search, rummage, sift, comb, scour, look for.

Other synonyms:

ransack, meddle, unscrew, snoop. gape. unlock. try. open up. force. open. enquire
look into.
search, look for.
Other relevant words:
crowbar, stare, lift, unscrew, poke, heave, jimmy, spy, open, prize, tilt, meddle, force, raise, gape, pry bar, hunt, delve, push, elevate, unlock, inquire, move, pull, look into, snoop, wrecking bar, hoist, prise, ransack, peep, investigate, gaze, nose, open up, research, upraise, try, uplift, reconnoiter, ferret out, lever.

Usage examples for pry

  1. She was not a woman to pry into others' secrets, and felt guilty as she fled from the attic, taking the lamp with her. – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  2. He would not pry amongst Chase's papers; he would merely glance at the table, that was all. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  3. Pry off the small pieces of bones, exposing the upper surface of the brain. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.