The Daily Pic: In 1988, Lynne Cohen showed pictures that pried the lid off reality.
It is delicious, yes, but it is even more delicious when the consumer has pried into its history and process a bit.
If those beliefs can be pried loose just a bit, Frost says, the possessions might eventually follow.
He took a pole, pried off the log and rolled it into the water.
This they pried up, but it required all their strength to lift and stand it on edge.
He pried open the eating orifice and inspected it carefully.
There were such a bewildering lot of them, now that I had pried open my eyes.
Old King Brady had all kinds of trouble opening the thing, but at last the lid was pried back, and sure enough money was revealed.
"Room to rent," says I, for it looked like we'd pried open a vacant flat.
We then pried his mouth open, and kept it open with a small stick.
"look inquisitively," c.1300, from prien "to peer in," of unknown origin, perhaps related to late Old English bepriwan "to wink." Related: Pried; prying. As a noun, "act of prying," from 1750; meaning "inquisitive person" is from 1845.
"raise by force," 1823, from a noun meaning "instrument for prying, crowbar;" alteration of prize (as though it were a plural) in obsolete sense of "lever" (c.1300), from Old French prise "a taking hold, grasp" (see prize (n.2)).