pry

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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
pry into [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (ask personal questions)curiosare vi
  (figurato, informale)ficcare il naso vtr
  (informale)impicciarsi v rif
pry viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (ask personal questions)impicciarsi vtr
  indagare vi
 Tim's boss always wanted to know everything Tim got up to outside of work; he was always prying and Tim hated it.
pry [sth],
US: also prize,
UK: also prise
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(raise, open by levering)sollevare con una leva vtr
 The robbers pried the door with a crowbar.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
prize nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (award to be won)premio nm
 The winner of this competition will receive a prize of £500.
prize adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (excellent, award-winning)ottimo, magnifico agg
 Tom was very proud of his prize marrow, which had taken top place at the village show.
prize [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (find [sth] important)stimare, apprezzare vtr
  avere caro, tenere in grande considerazione vtr
 Maggie prized her friendship with Lydia.
prize,
UK: prise
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
US (pry: raise, open by levering)fare leva per sollevare vtr
  fare leva per aprire vtr
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
prize nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (reward)ricompensa nf
 Her mum wanted to give her some money for all her hard work, but getting into her first choice of university is all the prize Ann needs.
prize [sth] from [sth],
prize [sth] out of [sth],
UK: prise
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mainly US (extract with difficulty)estrarre vtr
 The thieves prized Bill's wallet from his grasp.
prize [sth] from [sth],
prize [sth] out of [sth],
UK: prise
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mainly US, figurative (information: extract from [sb](figurato: informazioni)spremere vtr
 Paisley didn't want to give away Imogen's secret, but her colleagues prized it out of her.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
pry | prize
pry [sth] away,
US: also prize,
UK: also prise
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(draw away with difficulty)staccare, portare via vtr
 Once my son got his own laptop, I could scarcely pry him away from it.
 Da quando mio figio ha ricevuto il suo laptop nuovo, non riesco più a staccarlo da lì davanti!
pry into [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (enquire about: [sth] not one's business)immischiarsi in v rif
 It's rude to pry into others' business.
pry loose,
US: also prize loose,
UK: prise loose
vtr + adj
(loosen [sth] by pulling)tirare via, staccare vtr
pry [sth] open,
US: also prize
vtr + adj
(open [sth] by levering)aprire sollevando vtr
pry [sth] out,
US: also prize
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(extract by pulling or levering) (anche figurato)cavare fuori qlcs vtr
  estrarre qlcs a forza vtr
 I had to pry it out of her, but she finally admitted she was having an affair.
 Ho dovuto cavarglielo fuori, ma alla fine ha ammesso che aveva una storia con un altro.
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