Pry up - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
To raise something upward with the force of a lever in order to remove, open, or look beneath it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pry" and "up." The top of the crate is nailed shut, so we'll have to pry it up. Let's pry up these old floorboards so we can replace them with new ones.
pry something up
to raise something with or as with a lever. See if you can pry that trapdoor up. Pry up that lid.
References in periodicals archive
If your decking is nailed down, just pry up
Position the hole over the nail and use the surrounding shield as a fulcrum to pry up
Just pry up
a little bit on the surrounding shingles to remove the nails that hold down the damaged one.
Hold that part of the tire away from the wheel and use a second screwdriver to pry up
TIP: Mitered window and door casings are often nailed together at the corners, so you have to slip your pry bar under the mitered cut and pry up
the joined pieces at the same time.