pry (v.1)

"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.

pry (v.2)

"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)).

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Definitions of pry from WordNet
pry (v.)
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open;
Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
Synonyms: prise / prize / lever / jimmy
pry (v.)
be nosey;
Don't pry into my personal matters!
pry (v.)
search or inquire in a meddlesome way;
Synonyms: intrude / horn in / nose / poke
pry (v.)
make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry;
They pried the information out of him
Synonyms: prise
pry (n.)
a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge;
Synonyms: crowbar / wrecking bar / pry bar