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English definition of “ply”

ply

verb [T] (WORK)   /plɑɪ/
to work at something regularly: New buses plied the city's bus routes this week. Extreme-sports athletes ply their craft (= their skill or job) in especially difficult conditions.
(Definition of ply verb (WORK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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