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English

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
prise

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) An enterprise.
  2. (obsolete) Variant of prize.

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Verb

Infinitive
to prise

Third person singular
pris

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to prise (third-person singular simple present pris, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To force (open) with a lever; to pry.
    1919: I think he must have been trying to prise open that box yonder when he was attacked. — Sax Rohmer, The Quest of the Sacred Slipper
    c. 1925: Come, force the gates with crowbars, prise them apart! — Jack Lindsay, translation of Lysistrata
    2004: Most people used pliers, scissors, rubber gloves and knives to try to prise open products. — BBC News

Translations


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /prizə/, /pris/

Etymology

From French prise.

Noun

prise f. (plural prises or prisen, diminutive prieske)

  1. (Flemish) electrical plug.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

prise f.

  1. (feminine of pris, past participle of prendre) Capture, catch, hold.
  2. (Electrical) plug.

Derived terms

Verb

prise

  1. First and third person singular indicative present of priser.
  2. First and third person singular subjunctive present of priser.
  3. Second person singular imperative of priser.

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