ply with

phrasal verb

plied with; plying with; plies with
: to offer or give (something) to (someone) repeatedly or constantly
Waiters plied guests with wine and hors d'oeuvres.
He plied me with questions.

Examples of ply with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suit says some of the guests were minors younger than 16 who were plied with drugs and alcohol at Diddy’s Miami Beach home. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 26 Mar. 2024 Often with the same clients that went untreated, and sometimes plied with drugs or alcohol, when they were fraudulently denied rehab services. Alexandra Hardle, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 The first story, by an anonymous author, is about how the writer was plied with drinks and raped. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2024 These people were taken to sober living homes where they were ignored, denied counseling, warehoused and, according to court records, witnesses and one autopsy report, plied with alcohol. The Arizona Republic, 16 Jan. 2024 Afterward we were taken, along with some students working on the site, to the small town below for a lunch in the community hall served by local women wearing traditional outfits, where we were plied with a further succession of regional elixirs. Tom Vanderbilt, Travel + Leisure, 2 Dec. 2023 At French Alpine Bistro, a nook of a place down a flight of stairs that transports me to the Alps, I’m plied with a hearty boeuf Bourguignon. Andrew McCarthy, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 They’re paid handsomely, plied with Porsches and luxury apartments, all for spreading the lethal lies that Oxycontin isn’t terribly addictive and doctors are professionally if not morally obligated to prescribe the highest doses possible. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 10 Aug. 2023 But once inside, she was plied with alcohol to the point of blacking out, and driven close to 400 miles southwest, across state lines, to a residential home in Phoenix. Erin Vivid Riley, The New Republic, 29 July 2023

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“Ply with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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