Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ply sb with sth”

See all translations

ply sb with sth

phrasal verb with ply
 
 
/plaɪ/ verb
GIVE to give someone a lot of something again and again: They plied me with food and drink.Giving, providing and supplying
ASK to ask someone a lot of questions: They plied him with questions about where he had been.Questioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
(Definition of ply sb with sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ply sb with sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More