Prised vs Pried - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between prised and pried

is that prised is (prise) while pried is (pry).

prised

English

Verb

(head)
  • (prise)
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    prise

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (verb) prize

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enterprise.
  • (Spenser)
  • See also

    * price

    Verb

    (pris)
  • To force (open) with a lever; to pry.
  • 1919: I think he must have been trying to prise open that box yonder when he was attacked. — , The Quest of the Sacred Slipper
    c. 1925: Come, force the gates with crowbars, prise them apart! — Jack Lindsay, translation of Lysistrata
    2004: Most people used pliers, scissors, rubber gloves and knives to try to prise open products. — BBC News

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    pried

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (pry)
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    pry

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pryen, . More at (l).

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey.
  • To look closely and curiously at.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, / To pry into the secrets of the state.

    Noun

  • The act of prying
  • An excessively inquisitive person
  • Etymology 2

    1800, ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd person singular verb.

    Noun

    (pries)
  • A lever.
  • Leverage.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.)