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[prahyz] /praɪz/
verb (used with object), prised, prising, noun
1.
prize3 .
Can be confused
prise, prize.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for prise

prise

/praɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to force open by levering
2.
to extract or obtain with difficulty: they had to prise the news out of him
noun
3.
(rare or dialect) a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed
US and Canadian equivalent pry
Word Origin
C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1
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