pry into


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pry into something

to snoop into something; to get into someone else's business. Why are you prying into my affairs all the time? I wish you wouldn't pry into my personal life.
See also: pry
References in classic literature ?
It's hardly worth while to pry into young men's fooleries: it wouldn't have made any difference to you, sir, if I'd not had the bad luck to lose Wildfire.
Thus, neither having the clue to the other's secret, they were respectively puzzled at what each revealed, and awaited new knowledge of each other's character and mood without attempting to pry into each other's history.
So he didn't pry into my pockets, but only felt outside with his hands, and said it was all right.
Even then, do we really care so much about the Royals that we have to probe and pry into the minute details of their private lives?
Alicia tries to pry into the heart of the school's ex-con.
Toister conceded she did not pry into the backgrounds of Perez and Durden but declined to explain why.
Forty years ago German moral theologian Bernard Haring wrote that "reverence and love forbid us to pry into the intimate life of our neighbor, or to divulge secrets revealed to us.
And the more scandalous and heavy-handed 199495 CIA effort in France, where undercover CIA operatives bungled an attempt to pry into French industrial and trade secrets (and were caught) is dismissed by Fialka.