A straight bar of iron or steel, with the working end shaped like a chisel and often slightly bent and forked, used as a lever.
To extract, remove, or insert forcibly: "[The newsmagazines] can crowbar stories in as late as Sunday and still be out on Monday” ( Edwin Diamond).
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