Ply - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |plaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word ply
Brit.  |plaɪ|  British pronunciation of the word ply

noun

- one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
- (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

verb

- give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (syn: cater, provide, supply)
- apply oneself diligently
- travel a route regularly(syn: run)
- join together as by twisting, weaving, or molding
- wield vigorously
- use diligently

Examples

...since taking a ply to French burgundies, he's hardly even looked at anything else in the wine store...

The crowd keeps plying the speaker with questions.

This shipping line plies across the ocean.

Two ferries ply between Tripoli and Malta every day.

Ships ply the waters near the coast

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