pry around

pry around

1. To snoop around (some area) with the intent of uncovering secret or private information. There's been a drone in the sky prying around our property for the last couple of days. I'm going to call the cops if I see it again. There are constantly people prying around online, looking for a chance to sell or take control of your private data.
2. To attempt to use a lever around the edge of something to force it open. I had to pry around the edge of the phones screen before I could lift it off without damaging it. We pried around the top of the crate with crowbars to get it open.
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pry around

to sneak or prowl around looking for something. Why are you prying around? Mind your own business! Please don't pry around. You might find out something you don't want to know.
See also: around, pry
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If you wish to come and pry around my home then for heaven's sake do so and stop bombarding me with threatening letters,' seemed to me to spell it out pretty clearly.