There are 2 translations of ply in Spanish:

ply1

Pronunciation: /plaɪ/

n (pl plies)

  • 1.1 c (layer — of wood) chapa (f), lámina (f); (— of paper) capa (f)
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    • Gauze or gauze-like products are typically manufactured as a single piece of material folded into a several ply gauze pad.
    • The chassis was a typical composite ‘sandwich’ with inner and outer skins made up of woven laminated plies.
    • With built-up membranes, ‘thicker is better’ refers to the number of plies and not necessarily the measured thickness of the finished roof.
    1.2 c (of wool, yarn) cabo (m), hebra (f) three-ply wool lana (f) de tres cabos or hebras
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    • A nice dense thread or 3-8 ply yarn seams to work quite nicely for a blanket stitch.
    • A rope is a ply of natural threads or synthetic fibers.
    • The ply yarns are twisted together to form cord- and the cord is the actual material used in the weaving process.
    1.3 u [colloquial/familiar] plywood
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    • The table, as well as the maple ply and cast-steel dining chairs, are easily wiped clean after meals.
    • Although this route is more expensive than a roof coating, the single ply can be installed as a re-cover, saving the cost of tear off, if the existing roof is less than 25 percent wet.
    • Mr Constable has also designed his own home kitchen using hoop pine and maple ply.

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There are 2 translations of ply in Spanish:

ply2

(plies, plying, plied)

vt

  • 1.1 (carry out) to ply one's trade ejercer* su oficio 1.2 (use) [oar] mover*; [tools] manejar
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    • He wet his hands in a small bowl of water, and gently wiped away any dust from the stone before plying his tools to it again.
    • Penhall plies his pen widely, commenting on the dilapidated National Health Service and the nature of perception, sanity, and normalcy.
    • That's like seeing a psychiatrist plying a tendon hammer, or an orthopaedic surgeon with a pleasant bedside manner nice in a curiously old fashioned way.
    1.3 (travel over) [ship] navegar* por, surcar* [literario/literary]
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    • Strict enforcement of parking regulations is indeed a prerequisite to tide over the present crisis caused by the increasing number of motor vehicles plying through the narrow roads in the State.
    • Once the underpass is through vehicles plying on Chord Road can cross this junction without any interruption as in the case of Mekhri Circle.
    • Over 50,000 commercial vessels ply the straits each year.

vi

[formal]
  • 1.1 (travel a route) [ship/plane/bus] hacer* el trayecto 1.2 (BrE) to ply for hire [taxi] recorrer las calles en busca de clientes
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    • The driver refused to comply and stopped the bus in the middle of the road, before alerting his fellow drivers plying other routes.
    • All in all, Indonesia lost over half the planes plying its domestic routes.
    • For now, the airport survives as a hub for older cargo planes plying the polar route.

Phrasal verbs

ply with

v + o + prep + o
he kept plying me with whiskey estaba constantemente sirviéndome whisky to ply sb with questions asediar or acosar a algn a preguntas she plied us with invitations to visit insistió repetidamente en que fuéramos a visitarla

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