French translation of 'ply'
- (= plywood)
- [of wool]
- [of wood]
exercerto ply one's trade
exercer son métier
to ply sb with drink
donner continuellement à boire à qn
⇒ He plied me with vodka all evening.
Il m'a fait boire de la vodka toute la soirée.to ply sb with food and drink
⇒ They plied us with food and drink.
Ils nous offraient constamment à manger et à boire.to ply sb with questions
bombarder qn de questions
faire la navetteto ply between ... and ... [ship, aircraft, vehicle]see also three ply
faire la navette entre ... et ...
⇒ the ferry that plies between Dover and Boulogne
le ferry qui fait la navette entre Douvres et Boulogne
Example Sentences Including 'ply'
"It better be soon," she said, more lightly than it was felt, and moved off to ply the needy with coffee.EVERVILLE (2001)
He seemed delighted, and on this fragile pretext proceeded to ply her with liqueurs for the rest of the night.THE HELLBOUND HEART (2001)
`If you go up to his house, don't let him ply you with liquor.Cormorant
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Translation of ply from the Collins English to French Dictionary