Prying - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpraɪɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word prying
Brit.  |ˈprʌɪɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word prying
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to pry

noun

- offensive inquisitiveness (syn: nosiness, snoopiness)

adjective

- offensively curious or inquisitive(syn: nosey, nosy, snoopy)

Examples

She tried to escape the prying eyes of her neighbors.

...as we moved into our new home, we could sense that there were prying eyes watching us...

...hidden from prying eyes by a leafy boscage, the cottage was the perfect trysting place...

...a high stone wall is the husk that protects the actor from prying curiosity seekers...

The tool has a notch for prying out nails.

...occulted their house from prying eyes by planting large trees around it...

I don't want our neighbours prying into our affairs.

The royal family tried to insulate him from the prying eyes of the media.

Why was he prying about among our things?

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