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"ply sb with sth" in British English

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ply sb with sth

phrasal verb with ply uk   us   /plaɪ/ verb
to ​keep giving a ​person something, usually ​food or ​drink: John's been ​plying me with ​drinks all ​evening. to ​keep giving someone ​work or ​forms to ​complete, or ​asking them ​questions: We ​plied Charlie with ​questions about his ​trip round the ​world.
(Definition of ply sb with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ply sb with sth

phrasal verb with ply uk   us   /plaɪ/ verb
to ​keep giving a ​person something in ​order to persuade them to do something: They use ​marketing tricks such as ​plyingconsumers with ​specialdiscounts to get them to ​shop early.
(Definition of ply sb with sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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