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ply1

ply1

pronunciation:
plaI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: plied, plies, plying
definition 1: to employ (something) as a weapon or tool.
She plied the hatchet skillfully.
synonyms:
manipulate, wield
similar words:
apply, employ, handle, manage, operate, use
definition 2: to follow or work at (a trade or the like).
synonyms:
practice, pursue
similar words:
busy, engage, exercise, perform, undertake
definition 3: to offer something to (someone) repeatedly, esp. as a means of persuasion.
The detective plied him with rum until he confessed.
similar words:
feed, furnish, load, press, shower
definition 4: to cross or travel regularly.
This schooner plies the north seas.
similar words:
cross, navigate, travel, traverse
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cross or travel a given route regularly.
The shuttle bus plies between the hotel and the station.
synonyms:
run
similar words:
commute, cross, go, shuttle, traverse
definition 2: to work steadily.
similar words:
labor, persevere, toil, travail, work
derivation: plyingly (adv.)