prying

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

prying

  1. present participle of pry

Noun[edit]

prying ‎(plural pryings)

  1. The act of one who pries.
    • 1992, Judith Jarvis Thomson, The Realm of Rights (page 280)
      That it is wrongful to do a thing in that it is grubby in the way in which pryings for the sake of prurient interest are grubby, does not by itself make doing the thing an infringement of a claim.