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ply

1. noun CRAFT unit for thread, wool 2. noun CONSTR, DIY unit for wood, paper3. noun CONSTR, DIY layer in a laminate 4. noun CONSTR, DIY plywood 5. verb make regular journey 6. verb use (tool, skill)
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1 noun CRAFT unit for thread, wool dual4-ply wool olann cheathairdhualach, olann ceithre dhual 2 noun CONSTR, DIY unit for wood, papersraith fem2  c m umulti-ply plywood sraithadhmad ilsrathach
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3 noun CONSTR, DIY layer in a laminate sraith fem2  c m u 4 noun CONSTR, DIY plywood sraithadhmad masc1  c m u 5 verb make regular journey literary
INTRANSITIVEbheith ag dulturas a dhéanamhthey'd plied between Liverpool and Dublin bhídís ag seoladh idir Learpholl agus Baile Átha Cliath, bhídís ag treabhadh na mara idir Learpholl agus Baile Átha Cliath
TRANSITIVEtéigh verb  c m uwe plied the Irish Sea bhímis ag dul anonn agus anall Muir Éireann, bhímis ag treabhadh Mhuir Éireann
6 verb use (tool, skill) literary TRANSITIVEoibrigh verb  c m usaothraigh verb  c m uhe's plied his trade there for years tá na blianta caite aige i mbun a cheirde ansin
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to ply for hire

(also

to ply for trade

) obair a lorgcustaiméirí a lorga taxi plying for hire tacsaí atá ar fáil

to ply your trade

1 do your job literary bheith i mbun do ghnóbheith ag saothrú do bheatha 2 work as prostitute euphemistic bheith i mbun do ghnóbheith ag saothrú do bheatha