And I was just about to quote the OED at you! Oh well, I'll do it anywayEdit: I take it all back Loob! Pry as transitive is new to me.
I don't see why you wouldn't prise open a door. If it is stuck there may be no other way of opening it. I wouldn't pry it open because I'm neither American nor from East Anglia.Thank you Bobbum. I don't think prise and door go together. I wouldn't use pry in place of prise, either.