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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplyply1 /plaΙͺ/ verb (plied, plying, plies) πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ ply your trade2 [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] writtenTTWTTCTRAVEL if a ship, bus etc plies between two places or across a place, it does that journey regularlyply between/across etc πŸ”Š Two ferries ply between Tripoli and Malta every day.3 β†’ ply for hire/trade4 [transitive] old use or literaryUSE/CONSUME to use a tool skilfully β†’ ply somebody with somethingβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
plyβ€’ He fell in love with and married a princess after plying her father, the sultan, with many valuable gifts.β€’ Mandy had plied her with tender loving care until the tears had come.β€’ But new measures have been taken, and sweeping machines constantly ply the main streets collecting rubbish.β€’ Besides, they often have kids of their own who are plying the same runs on snowboards.β€’ Shall we see commercial sailing vessels ply the seas again?β€’ The steam vessels plying to the island are mentioned.β€’ We had been plied with hospitality so great that no one could go away hungry.ply between/across etcβ€’ There are ferry boats plying between different points, several sandy beaches, lots of yachts and dinghies and windsurfing.