The right painted Obama as anti-Israel, hoping to pry Jewish voters from their Democratic roots.
Considering you would need a crowbar to pry them apart, it's true that food and wine in France share a special bond.
But dinner and homework waited and I had to pry them out of there.
"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)).