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ply

 
Noun ply has 2 senses
  1. ply - one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination; "three-ply cord"; "four-ply yarn"
    --1 is a kind of
    strand
  2. ply - (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
    --2 is a kind of
    layer, bed
Verb ply has 5 senses
  1. provide, supply, ply, cater - provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
    --1 is one way to give
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    => Somebody ----s somebody with something
  2. ply - apply oneself diligently; "Ply one's trade"
    --2 is one way to
    do, perform
    Derived forms: noun plier1, noun plyer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. ply, run - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
    --3 is one way to travel, trip, jaunt
    Derived form: noun plier1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. ply - wield vigorously; "ply an axe"
    --4 is one way to
    wield, handle
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. ply - use diligently; "ply your wits!"
    --5 is one way to
    use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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