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pry off of

1. Literally, to remove something from some surface with the force of a lever. A noun or pronoun is used between "pry" and "off." I tried to pry the bolts off of this panel with a crowbar, but they wouldn't budge. Several pieces have become fused to the dashboard—we'll have to pry them off of it.
2. By extension, to separate someone from someone else with the use of great physical force. A noun or pronoun is used between "pry" and "off." Jake and Elsa were being so gross kissing in the hallway like that, so I went over and pried him off of her. I had to go over and pry fans off of the movie star as he made his way to his car.
See also: of, off, pry