OSI wanted her to ply the waitress with questions about drug sales.
They are more likely to pick guys who ply their trade week in, week out at the highest levels.
The temptation to ply a disgraceful profession with the object of extorting money would be removed.
Now is the moment to urge on the hounds and ply the javelins.
ply the syringe freely, give air carefully, and use the least amount of shading possible.
Cunningly did he ply his sword before them, but ineffectually.
Hannah comes back after leaving school to learn how to ply her needle.
Use only the cutlass when you gain the parapet and ply like men.
When I ply the oar, the crab-fishery is unproductive, droughts prevail, and I am not often upset or drowned.
The first thing to do would be to ply the scissors to the red curls.
"work with, use," late 14c., shortened form of applien "join to, apply" (see apply). The core of this is Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist," from PIE root *plek- "to plait, twist" (cf. Greek plekein "to plait, twine," plektos "twisted;" Latin plectere (past participle plexus) "to plait, braid, intertwine;" Old Church Slavonic plesti "to braid, plait, twist;" Gothic flahta "braid;" Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen").
Sense of "travel regularly" is first 1803, perhaps from earlier sense "steer a course" (1550s). Related: Plied; plies; plying.
"to bend," late 14c., plien, from Old French plier, earlier pleier "to fold, bend," from Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist" (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plied; plies; plying.