ETYM Old Eng. prien. Related to Peer to peep.
1. To move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open;,; SYN. prise, prize, lever, jimmy.
2. To search or inquire in a meddlesome way; SYN. nose, poke.
3. To make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; SYN. prise.
4. To be nosey.