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English noun: jimmy

1. jimmy (artifact) a short crowbar

SamplesIn Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy.


Broader (hypernym)crowbar, pry, pry bar, wrecking bar

English verb: jimmy

1. jimmy (contact) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

SamplesThe burglar jimmied the lock.
Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail.

Synonymslever, prise, prize, pry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)open, open up

Entailloose, loosen

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