pry off

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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They were struggling trying to pry off the heavy white marble lid off the sarcophagus when Swegles alerted eight agents who were in hiding in the cemetery.
I was using it as a lever to pry off the back of my stereo speaker.
Pry off any remaining meat from the turkey carcass and set the meat aside.
In toy take-apart (also known as wreck lab), unscrew some screws, pry off the back, and you and your students will be engaged in a fascinating journey through how toys are made and molded; how batteries connect to components; how pieces are stacked and fitted together in a compressed space; how circuit boards, resistors, and capacitors are used; and how a toy's exterior buttons, switches, and levers translate into circuits on the other side of the plastic.
Insurers would love to see their own group disability business stick and competitors' cases pry off easily.
The gum will become very brittle and should be easier to pry off the surface with a putty knife or scraper.
Owsley said that there were numerous chops and cuts - chops to the forehead, chops to the back of the skull and also a puncture to the left side of the head that was used to essentially pry off that side and the purpose was to extract the brain.
Ross would pry off the stones from stolen rings because Cormiers and some other businesses refused to buy jewelry with stones.
Pry off the dust cover or Bearing Buddy over the axle.
Never try to pry off the stop cover plate as you may permanently damage it and its fit in the frame.
Some of you are taking a screwdriver or anything sharp that's handy to pry off the battery pack.
According to a report by the Bombo Radyo Iloilo, Delgado was able to pry off a portion of the shutters separating the men's shower room and gain access to the female portion of the communal bathroom.
Then use a flat spackling tool to gently pry off the tile as the glue spots melt and the tile then comes off of the board entirely.
What piece of the Sports Arena will you pry off and take home as a souvenir after today's USC basketball game?