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English noun: jimmy

1. jimmy (artifact) a short crowbar


SamplesIn Britain they call a jimmy and jemmy.


Synonymsjemmy


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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