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jemmy up

To pry something upward with or as with a jemmy (a short crowbar). A noun or pronoun can be used between "jemmy" and "up." ("Jemmy" is a British-English variant of "jimmy.") Primarily heard in UK. I set about jemmying up all the rotting floorboards on the patio. See if you can jemmy the lid of the container up with a screwdriver. I'm dying to find out what's inside!
See also: jemmy, up

jimmy up

To pry something upward with or as with a jimmy (a short crowbar). A noun or pronoun can be used between "jimmy" and "up." Primarily heard in US. I set about jimmying up all the rotting floorboards on the patio. See if you can jimmy the lid of the container up with a screwdriver. I'm dying to find out what's inside!
See also: jimmy, up

jimmy something up

pry something up. See if you can jimmy this window up. Can you jimmy up this window?
See also: jimmy, up