prising

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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