Pry vs Pris - What's the difference?
As an adverb pry
As a noun pris is
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From (etyl) pryen, . More at (l).
To look where one is not welcome; to be nosey.
To look closely and curiously at.
- Watch thou and wake when others be asleep, / To pry into the secrets of the state.
The act of prying
An excessively inquisitive person
1800, ("lever"), construed as a plural noun or as a 3rd person singular verb.
To use leverage to open or widen. (See also prise and prize.)