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Synonyms for prying

Synonyms for prying

offensive inquisitiveness

offensively curious or inquisitive

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The individual doing the prying should be the individual to pay for the damage done.
Detach the clips along the left and right sides of the iPhone, as you keep prying open the sides of the front panel assembly.
But a smaller number - 38 per cent, spent a total equalling a whole day each month prying online.
Unlike standard mold-opening methods that involve prying the mold open with metal pry bars or screwdrivers, the tongs move vertically rather than laterally, avoiding damage to the mold.
Congress had passed a significant expansion of Ralph Nader's 1966 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), aimed at prying open for public scrutiny the previously exempt areas of national security and law enforcement.
And what business did the Tribune have prying into a private matter?
By revealing how tightly joined those components were, the prying provided a measure of the so-called ionization energies of antihydrogen atoms at different levels of excitation.
It has an exaggerated clamshell design, permitting the door to fold over the body to prevent prying.
Patrick McCormick finds that prying into the privacy of others uncovers less about them and more about us.
Several programs block these sites from prying eyes.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott lashed out at the press in November for prying into politicians' private lives after the best-selling Sun tabloid demanded to know whether Britain is being run by a "gay mafia.
It would then quickly be discovered that the closer the small rock is to the big rock being pried up, the easier the prying gets.