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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to meddle; often used with "into")
a. curiosear
We don't want the neighbors to come prying and find the body.No queremos que los vecinos vengan curioseando y encuentren el cadáver.
b. entrometerse
I don't mean to pry, but I couldn't help but overhear your conversation.No es mi intención entrometerme, pero no pude evitar oír su conversación.
c. fisgonear
That busybody is always prying into other people's lives.Esa metomentodo siempre está fisgoneando en la vida de los demás.
d. husmear
Don't go prying into things that aren't your business.No andes husmeando en cosas que no te incumben.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to force)
a. levantar haciendo palanca
My father used a screwdriver to pry off the lid of the pickle jar.Mi padre utilizó un destornillador para levantar haciendo palanca la tapa del bote de pepinillos.
b. arrancar
You'll have to pry the ice cream out of my cold, dead hands.Tendrás que arrancar el helado de mis frías y yertas manos.
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pry [praɪ]
intransitive verb
(snoop) fisgonear; curiosear; (spy) atisbar
to pry into sb's affairs (entro)meterse en los asuntos de algn; to pry into sb's secrets curiosear en los secretos de algn
pry [praɪ]
transitive verb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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