Translation of "ply" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /plaɪ/ us /plaɪ/

ply verb (WORK)

[ T ] to sell or to work regularly at something, especially at a job that involves selling things

Fishermen in small boats ply their trade up and down the coast. 漁民們駕著小船沿著海岸兜售海鮮。
Dealers are openly plying drugs in school playgrounds. 毒品販子公然在校園操場上兜售毒品。
The market traders were loudly plying their wares. 市場上的商販們在高聲叫賣他們的商品。
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

UK There are never any taxis plying for trade/hire in our area. 我們這一地區從來都沒有計程車在這裡候客。
I noticed a couple of prostitutes plying for business on the corner. 我看到轉角處有幾個妓女在拉客。

ply verb (TRAVEL)

[ I + adv/prep, T ] old-fashioned When a boat, train, bus, etc. plies a particular route, it makes that journey regularly.

High-speed trains regularly ply between Paris and Lyons. 高速列車定期往返於巴黎和里昂之間。
This airline has been plying the transatlantic route for many years. 這家航空公司經營跨大西洋航線已經很多年了。

Phrasal verb(s)

plynoun [ U ]

uk /plaɪ/ us /plaɪ/

the particular number of threads from which wool, rope, etc. is made, used as a measure of its thickness

six balls of four-ply (wool) 六個有四股毛線的線球
What ply do you need for that knitting pattern? 那個編結樣式需要用幾股毛線?

the particular number of layers from which plywood or tissue is formed, used as a measure of its thickness

Will three-ply (= woolmade from three layers stuck together) be strong enough for making a shelf? 三層夾板搭的架子是否夠堅固?

(Translation of “ply” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)