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  Definition of ply
  1. (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
  2. one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
  3. use diligently; "ply your wits!"
  4. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  5. wield vigorously; "ply an axe"
  6. travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  7. apply oneself diligently; "Ply one''s trade"
Similar Words: provide, supply, cater, run

 

Hyponyms: staff, drench, regale, treat, board, feed, give, serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish, cater, pander, pimp, procure, help, power, gratify, indulge, underlay, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil, horse, shower, accommodate, nourish, nurture, sustain, fix up, gutter

 

Grouped Verbs: run, black market

 

Derivational Morphology: caterer, provision, supply, supplying, provider, run, plier, plyer

 

 
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