Definition of 'ply'
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Football fans would lose out if a salary cap caused footballers to ply their trade in other countries. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Football fans would lose out if a salary cap caused footballers to ply their trade in other countries. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The victims were lured to their deaths after being plied with alcohol in a nearby cemetery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She says she and her friend got plied with drink and weed. The Sun (2012)They ended up paying salaries for players who were plying their trade at other clubs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many of the best players in the world now ply their trade in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some clerics tried to ply him with alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His portrait hangs from a modern art statue opposite where other fruit sellers are still plying their trade. The Sun (2011)The beach was deserted but for a few locals and the two sets of fishermen who still ply their trade at sea. The Sun (2014)She'd go back to their houses where they plied her with food and presents. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No other people have plied these trade routes quite so extensively as the Armenians. The Crossing-Place (1993)Of course, many ships will be plying the same ports. The Sun (2009)There are hundreds of English players plying their trade in the lower leagues. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She welcomed us in as if we were long-lost family and plied us with alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2009)DRUG dealers can now ply their trade with a computer and a stack of envelopes. The Sun (2014)They play a European style of football and have a number of players who ply their trade across the continent. The Sun (2009)Inevitably they end up in the red-light districts, plying their trade with lips painted bright red. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She has been bought a mobile phone and clothes, plied with food, alcohol and affection. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both men ply their dubious trade on the French Riviera. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the melting ice offers a glimmer of commercial viability and, today, a growing number of commercial ships ply the passage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Perhaps that is no surprise when you consider the number of foreign players and managers now plying their trade in the Premier League. The Sun (2009)But that aside, where is the evidence that Holyfield is risking his health any more than many of the youngsters who ply their trade in the ring? Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Used Occasionally. ply is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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