prise

[prahyz]
verb (used with object), prised, prising, noun
prise, prize.
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prise or prize (praɪz)
 
vb
1.  to force open by levering
2.  to extract or obtain with difficulty: they had to prise the news out of him
 
n
3.  rare, dialect or a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed
 
[C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1]
 
prize or prize
 
vb
 
n
 
[C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1]

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Example sentences
They also suspect the municipality of denying them services, to prise them out by stealth.
Neither can it prise donations out of the pockets of anyone unwilling to give them.
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