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English definition of “ply sb with sth”

ply sb with sth

phrasal verb with ply     /plaɪ/ verb
to keep giving a person something, usually food or drink : John's been plying me with drinks all evening .Giving, providing and supplyingDrinking alcohol to keep giving someone work or forms to complete , or asking them questions : We plied Charlie with questions about his trip round the world .Giving, providing and supplyingQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriositySuspecting and questioning
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