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, prize  
      vb   tr  
1    to force open by levering  
2    to extract or obtain with difficulty  
they had to prise the news out of him     
3    Rare or dialect   a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    pry  
     (C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1)  

en prise     (French)  
      adj   postpositive  
      adv   (of a chess piece) exposed to capture  
     (C19: from French; see prize1)  
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