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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplyply1 /plaɪ/ verb (plied, plying, plies)  1 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 Two ferries ply between Tripoli and Malta every day.3 ply for hire/trade4 [transitive] old use or literaryUSE/CONSUME to use a tool skilfully ply somebody with something→ See Verb table
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plyHe fell in love with and married a princess after plying her father, the sultan, with many valuable gifts.Mandy had plied her with tender loving care until the tears had come.But new measures have been taken, and sweeping machines constantly ply the main streets collecting rubbish.Besides, they often have kids of their own who are plying the same runs on snowboards.Shall we see commercial sailing vessels ply the seas again?The steam vessels plying to the island are mentioned.We had been plied with hospitality so great that no one could go away hungry.ply between/across etcThere are ferry boats plying between different points, several sandy beaches, lots of yachts and dinghies and windsurfing.