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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ply(noun)

    (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

    computed tomography, cat-o'-nine-tails, qat, big cat, computed axial tomography, guy, hombre, computerized tomography, bozo, khat, computerized axial tomography, quat, true cat, kat

  2. ply(noun)

    one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination

    "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"

    computerize, computerise, cybernate

  3. ply(verb)

    use diligently

    "ply your wits!"

  4. provide, supply, ply, cater(verb)

    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

    satiety, repletion

  5. ply(verb)

    wield vigorously

    "ply an axe"

  6. ply(verb)

    join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding

    "ply fabric"

    schoolbook, school text, text edition, textbook, textual matter, text

  7. ply, run(verb)

    travel a route regularly

    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

  8. ply(verb)

    apply oneself diligently

    "Ply one's trade"

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ply

    work, urge, practice, exercise, apply steadily

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ply(v. a.)

    employ, apply, keep busy

  2. ply(v. a.)

    exercise, practise, put in practise, set to work

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  1. Poh Poh:

    I'm scared to ply the trade on the street.

  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    Thousands of Japanese ships ply those waters every year including vessels carrying nine tenths of our oil. It is Japan's lifeline.

  3. Richard Williams:

    There are many ex-graduates who came from Camborne, actually trained at South Crofty, and now ply their trade around the world, but many of them still live in Cornwall and I'm sure many of them would like to come back and work at South Crofty rather than travel internationally.

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Translations for ply

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  • capaSpanish
  • plierFrench
  • muyuyQuechua
  • скручивать, работать, сгибать, потчевать, курсироватьRussian
  • zložiť, premávať, zohnúť, makať (colloq.), ohnúť, preložiť, poskladaťSlovak

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    • B. ulterior
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