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Significado de “ply” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "ply" - Diccionario Inglés

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plyverb

uk   /plaɪ/  us   /plaɪ/
  • ply verb (WORK)

[T] to ​sell or to ​workregularly at something, ​especially at a ​job that ​involvesselling things: Fishermen in ​smallboats ply ​their trade up and down the ​coast. Dealers are ​openly plying ​drugs in ​schoolplaygrounds. The ​markettraders were ​loudly plying ​their wares.
ply for business, trade, etc.
to ​try to get ​customers for ​yourbusiness in a ​publicplace, for ​example, as a ​taxidriver, by ​driving around or ​waiting in a ​regularplace: UK There are never any ​taxis plying for ​trade/​hire in ​ourarea. I ​noticed a ​couple of ​prostitutes plying for ​business on the ​corner.
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plynoun [U]

uk   /plaɪ/  us   /plaɪ/
the ​particularnumber of ​threads from which ​wool, ​rope, etc. is made, used as a ​measure of ​itsthickness: six ​balls of four-ply (​wool) What ply do you need for that ​knittingpattern?
the ​particularnumber of ​layers from which ​plywood or tissue is ​formed, used as a ​measure of ​itsthickness: Will three-ply (= woolmade from three ​layersstuck together) be ​strong enough for making a ​shelf?
(Definition of ply from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "ply" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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plynoun [U]

 us   /plɑɪ/
  • ply noun [U] (LAYER)

a ​layer of something such as ​wood or ​paper, or a ​thread that is ​wrapped with other ​threads to ​formyarn (= ​woolcord) or ​rope: two-ply ​facialtissue

plyverb

 us   /plɑɪ/
  • ply verb (WORK)

[T] to ​work at something ​regularly: New ​buses plied the city's ​busroutes this ​week. Extreme-sports ​athletes ply ​theircraft (= ​theirskill or ​job) in ​especiallydifficultconditions.
  • ply verb (TRAVEL)

[I/T] to ​travel over ​distancesregularly by ​boat or other ​form of ​transport: [T] Large ​numbers of ​vessels plied the ​waters between New York and Cape Hatteras.
(Definition of ply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "ply" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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plyverb

uk   us   /plaɪ/
[T] COMMERCE to ​sell something: ply (your) wares Companies should be ​accountable for the ​wares that they ply.
[I or T] TRANSPORT to make a journey ​regularly: There are fears about the ​safety of some of the ​ageingvessels that ply Aegean waters.ply between sth At ​present, ​bigcargoships plying between the east and west ​coasts of India have to circumnavigate Sri Lanka. The ​airline recently ​founded a new ​operator to ply ​long-haulroutes to China and Britain ​starting in July.
ply for business/hire/trade
COMMERCE to ​try to get ​customers for your ​business in a ​publicplace, for ​example, as a taxi ​driver, by ​driving around or waiting in a ​regularplace: London's formidable ​black taxis enjoy a ​lucrative near ​monopoly over plying for ​hire on the capital's streets.
ply your trade
to do your ​job: Having ​worked as a ​governmentlawyer for 15 ​years, he is departing for the ​privatesector to ply his ​trade as a ​barrister at Lincoln's Inn.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of ply from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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