ply for hire/business/trade

Definition of ply for hire/business/trade

British
:to try to get customers or business
  • Taxis ply for hire/business outside the train station.
  • The company is plying for trade in America.

Word by Word Definitions

ply play
  1. : to use or wield diligently

  2. : to practice or perform diligently

  3. : to keep furnishing or supplying something to

  1. : one of several layers (as of cloth) usually sewn or laminated together

  2. : one of the strands in a yarn

  3. : one of the veneer sheets forming plywood

  1. : to twist together

hire play
  1. : payment for the temporary use of something

  2. : payment for labor or personal services : wages

  3. : the act or an instance of hiring (see 2hire)

  1. : to engage the personal services of for a set sum

  2. : to engage the temporary use of for a fixed sum

  3. : to grant the personal services of or temporary use of for a fixed sum

business play
  1. : purposeful activity : busyness

  2. : role, function

  3. : an immediate task or objective : mission

trade play
  1. : the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities : commerce

  2. : business, market

  3. : dealings between persons or groups

  1. : to give one thing in exchange for another

  2. : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

  3. : to make one's purchases : shop

  1. : of, relating to, or used in trade

  2. : intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

  3. : serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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