This week Dunn pleaded guilty to giving her 4-year-old a beer and plying her 10-month-old daughter with liquor and cocaine.
Was I obliged to speak out against the profiteers who were plying them with high-interest credit?
A lesser, more desperate series would be plying her with catchphrases and recalibrating the show around her.
After plying the internship director with martinis, they persuaded him to agree.
They were charged with plying their trade without license, yet when they made application they were never able to get license.
Over them leans their driver, plying for the first time the hissing lash.
This afternoon she lay partially dressed on the cot while Andy was plying his noiseless way about the kitchen.
The Richard had been plying about according to orders, to report any break in the wedge.
They were busily engaged on their first morning in the mountains, plying pick and shovel.
"Go on and tell us all about it," said one, plying Kiril with more drink.
"work with, use," late 14c., shortened form of applien "join to, apply" (see apply). The core of this is Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist," from PIE root *plek- "to plait, twist" (cf. Greek plekein "to plait, twine," plektos "twisted;" Latin plectere (past participle plexus) "to plait, braid, intertwine;" Old Church Slavonic plesti "to braid, plait, twist;" Gothic flahta "braid;" Old English fleax "cloth made with flax, linen").
Sense of "travel regularly" is first 1803, perhaps from earlier sense "steer a course" (1550s). Related: Plied; plies; plying.
"to bend," late 14c., plien, from Old French plier, earlier pleier "to fold, bend," from Latin plicare "to lay, fold, twist" (see ply (v.1)). Related: Plied; plies; plying.