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prise

verb
     
prise British English ; prize American English [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
XX to move or lift something by pushing it away from something else:
I tried to prise the lid off.

prise something out of somebody

phrasal verb
to get something such as information or money from someone when they do not want to give it to you:
I more or less had to prise it out of him.

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