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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ply v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plied p. pr. & vb. n. Plying ]
 1. To bend. [Obs.]
    As men may warm wax with handes plie.   --Chaucer.
 2. To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink.
    And plies him with redoubled strokes   --Dryden.
    He plies the duke at morning and at night.   --Shak.
 3. To employ diligently; to use steadily.
    Go ply thy needle; meddle not.   --Shak.
 4. To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.
    Their bloody task, unwearied, still they ply.   --Waller.