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.
It was necessary for each one to ply the paddle with the utmost energy.
ply the syringe freely, give air carefully, and use the least amount of shading possible.
The sails were spread and the sailors began to ply their oars.
Hannah comes back after leaving school to learn how to ply her needle.
The Bourgeois glanced sharply at the dame, who continued to ply her needles.
When I ply the oar, the crab-fishery is unproductive, droughts prevail, and I am not often upset or drowned.
Wherries, and the like, which ply in harbours and rivers for the conveyance of passengers.
"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.