Definition of 'ply'
Example sentences containing 'ply'
Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Some clerics tried to ply him with alcohol.Times, Sunday Times (2014) The Sun (2015)
His portrait hangs from a modern art statue opposite where other fruit sellers are still plying their trade.The Sun (2011) The Sun (2009)
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) Times, Sunday Times (2009) The Crossing-Place (1993)
Of course, many ships will be plying the same ports.The Sun (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
She welcomed us in as if we were long-lost family and plied us with alcohol.Times, Sunday Times (2009) 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)
And one or two may take him out to lunch as a teenager and ply him with alcohol rather sooner than his parents might like.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Shared taxis had begun to ply the route between the two cities, braving the checkpoints for the sake of a good fare.The Crossing-Place (1993) Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2009) 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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