1. An enterprise.


  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. — , 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

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