pry up

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pry up

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.
See also: pry, up

pry something up

to raise something with or as with a lever. See if you can pry that trapdoor up. Pry up that lid.
See also: pry, up
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Then slide the round handle ends of two large adjustable wrenches (a screwdriver will puncture the tube) under the bead and pry it up and then back onto the wheel.