ply one's trade

Definition of ply one's trade


  1. :  to do one's particular kind of work Wood-carvers were plying their trade in the town square.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to use or wield diligently

    :  to practice or perform diligently

    :  to keep furnishing or supplying something to

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

    :  one of the strands in a yarn

    :  one of the veneer sheets forming plywood

  1. :  to twist together

  1. :  a path traversed :  way

    :  a track or trail left by a person or animal :  tread

    :  a customary course of action :  practice

  1. :  to have dealings :  negotiate

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

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

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

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

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

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