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Synonyms for ply

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ply

    work, urge, practice, exercise, apply steadily

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. plynoun

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

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

  2. plyverb

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

  3. provide, supply, ply, caterverb

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

    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

    bring home the bacon, append, furnish, cater, add, provide, allow for, supply, offer, allow, render, leave, run, issue, put up

  4. plyverb

    apply oneself diligently

    "Ply one's trade"

    run, provide, supply, cater

  5. ply, runverb

    travel a route regularly

    "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

    supply, course, operate, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, cater, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, feed, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, provide, run for, black market, persist, incline, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, melt

  6. plyverb

    join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding

    "ply fabric"

    run, provide, supply, cater

  7. plyverb

    wield vigorously

    "ply an axe"

    run, provide, supply, cater

  8. plyverb

    use diligently

    "ply your wits!"

    run, provide, supply, cater

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. plyverb

    employ, apply, keep busy

  2. plyverb

    exercise, practise, put in practise, set to work

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  1. 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.

  2. Poh Poh:

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

  3. Leana Wen:

    We need to be wearing at least a three-ply surgical mask, you can wear a cloth mask on top of that, but do not just wear a cloth mask alone.

  4. 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.

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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