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prize (something) from

1. Literally, to extract or remove something from something else with great force, especially with the use of a lever. I had to prize the rusty nails from the wood with the claw end of a hammer before we could begin repairing the damage to the fence. The sheriff prized the gun from the suspect's hands after wrestling him to the ground.
2. To obtain or extract something, especially information, from someone with great effort, difficulty, or persistence. I had to prize the answer from her when I asked where she had been. It was only after the judge threatened to charge him with contempt of court that his testimony was prized from him.
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References in classic literature ?
Then, amidst a noise of talking and laughter, he took the patch from off his eye and stripped away the scarlet rags from off his body and showed himself all clothed in fair Lincoln green; and quoth he, "Easy come these things away, but walnut stain cometh not so speedily from yellow hair." Then all laughed louder than before, for it was Robin Hood himself that had won the prize from the Sheriff's very hands.
"Nay," said Rob, "but you are a good fellow by this token, and if I win not, I hope you may keep the prize from yon strutters." And he nodded scornfully to the three other archers who were surrounded by their admirers, and were being made much of by retainers of the Sheriff, the Bishop, and the Earl.
'The lucky winner was thrilled when he found out later that he also won part of the cascaded prize from Jackpot 1 besides his Jackpot 2 winnings.
Therefore, the Nobel Prize committee is requested to correct its course and change the rules that govern its work in order to withdraw the prize from those who contradict its philosophy -- even after being awarded the prize.
This will increase the odds of winning the NT$200 prize from three percent to five percent.
Keep scratching and you could scoop a cash prize from pounds 1000 to pounds 50, or you could win a 42-inch LCD TV, Nintendo Wii games console, an iPod or Golden Wonder crisps.
Select one prize from each of 5 categories and tick the appropriate box.
You can win a cash prize from pounds 1 to pounds 100 but DON"T scratch off any box until that number appears in The Mirror or Sunday Mirror.
Cash winners from Northern and Southern Ireland can claim their prize from any newsagent.
Before being thoroughly sniffed over, however, the op-ed which launched the story won the Silver prize from the Opinion Page Editors Association.