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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “ply”

ply

verb (WORK)
工作
 
 
/plaɪ/
[T] to sell or to work regularly at something, especially a job involving selling things
经常从事(尤指卖东西的活儿);兜售
Fishermen in small boats ply their trade up and down the coast.
渔民们驾着小船沿着海岸兜售海鲜。
Dealers are openly plying drugs in school playgrounds.
毒品贩子公然在校园操场上兜售毒品。
The market traders were loudly plying their wares.
市场上的商贩们在高声叫卖他们的商品。
Selling
ply for business/trade, etc. to try to get customers for your business in a public place, for example, as a taxi driver, by driving around or waiting in a regular place
招徕顾客;等生意
UK There are never any taxis plying for trade/hire in our area.
我们这一地区从来都没有出租车在这里候客。
I noticed a couple of prostitutes plying for business on the corner.
我看到拐角处有几个妓女在拉客。
Selling
(Definition of ply verb (WORK) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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