ply

All Verb Adverb Noun
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  • To carry out this policy they kept several ships plying up and down the coast. Cited from The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919, by Various
  • In the mean time, we plyed up under the island with the ships. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. XV, by Robert Kerr
  • She had his secret, he plied her with questions to know if she had it. Cited from The Witness For The Defense, by A.E.W. Mason
  • So we plied all night; and the next morning entered the bay. Cited from A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland, by William Dampier
  • All the mother moved within her, as she plied her with questions. Cited from French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France, by France
  • Then all three went back to the garden again, and the children began plying him with questions. Cited from The Drummer's Coat, by J. W. Fortescue
  • They had been told of my visit and plied me with questions. Cited from An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody), by W. F. Cody
  • As a result, no train plied on the route for many years.
  • He plied the woman with questions, sometimes of the most complex nature. Cited from The Delight Makers, by Adolf Bandelier
  • Plies explained that having his brother with him during the recording of the album was very important.
  • She spoke, and next plied the dead body with her arts. Cited from The Haunters & The Haunted, ed. by Ernest Rhys
  • Almost all of them are men who ply some trade, hardly one lives by his pen alone. Cited from Fre'de'ric Mistral, by Charles Alfred Downer
  • He once again lost to Plys, this time for a different medal colour.
  • All day long, and late into the night, they must ply their dreary trade. Cited from Lights and Shadows of New York Life, by James D. McCabe
  • All of the others were glad to have them back and plied them with questions. Cited from The Rover Boys on Land and Sea, by Arthur M. Winfield
  • Most of the players plying for the team of the time came through the teams youth ranks.
  • She probably learned the business from her father who plied a busy international shipping trade.
  • The best quality, three to five ply, is none too good. Cited from Apple Growing, by M. C. Burritt
  • They must stand and hold up their clothes, while he plied his hickory. Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • She was full of curiosity about the war and plied her son with questions. Cited from Before the Dawn, by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
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Meaning of 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
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  • verb Apply oneself diligently
    Ply one's trade
  • verb Travel a route regularly
    Ships ply the waters near the coast
  • verb Join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
    ply fabric
  • verb Wield vigorously
    ply an axe
  • verb Use diligently
    ply your wits!