pry off

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pry off

1. Literally, to remove something from some surface with the force of a lever. A noun or pronoun can be used between "pry" and "off." I tried to pry the bolts off this panel with a crowbar, but they wouldn't budge. We'll have to pry off the pieces that have become fused to the dashboard.
2. By extension, to separate someone from someone else with the use of great physical force. A noun or pronoun can be 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 her. I had to go over and pry off fans as the movie star made his way to his car.
See also: off, pry

pry something off (of) something

 and pry something off
to use a lever to get something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Tom pried the top off the jelly jar. He pried off the jar top.
See also: off, pry
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After agreeing, the fan then sunk her teeth into Bonaduce's cheek for about a minute, until people nearby were able to forcibly pry her off, reported the (http://blog.thenewstribune.com/getout/2012/09/30/crazed-fan-takes-a-bite-out-of-danny-bonaduce/?storylink=twt) News Tribune .
The driver pulled over and chased her, and she grabbed onto a traffic sign and held on tightly, as he tried to pry her off of it.