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Another word for ply

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Verb
  1. To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another

      1. To graze or wound superficially with a bullet.
      2. To graze and injure slightly with a bullet
      3. To become wrinkled.
      1. (Games) To challenge (an opponent's bid) with a double in bridge.
      2. To advance (a runner) by hitting a double
      3. To be the double of
      1. To bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.
      2. To blend (a light ingredient) into a heavier mixture with a series of gentle turns:
      3. To bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself
      1. To press or arrange in pleats:
      2. To lay and press (cloth) in a pleat or series of pleats
      1. To make a fold in; crease.
      2. To become creased.
    See also:

    order

    smooth

  2. To use with or as if with the hands

      1. To operate with the hands; manipulate:
      2. To direct, execute, or dispose of:
      3. To manage, administer to, or represent:
      1. (Medicine) To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
      2. To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
      3. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
      1. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
      2. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
      3. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
    See also:

    control

    used

  3. To bring to bear steadily or forcefully

      1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
      2. To carry out the functions of:
      3. To engage in exercise.
      1. To apply (oneself) with great energy or straining effort
      2. To put to use or effect; put forth:
      3. To bring to bear; exercise:
      1. To move the lever of (a switch, clutch, etc.) or connect, disconnect, engage, etc. by so doing
      2. To put suddenly or forcefully into a given condition, position, or activity:
      3. (Informal) To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.
      1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
      2. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
      3. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
    See also:

    cause

Another word for ply

Noun
  1. A sheet

      1. (Uncountable) A measure of how thick (in dimension) something is.
      2. A layer, sheet, stratum, or ply:
      3. The measure of how thick a thing is, as distinguished from the length or width of any of its surfaces
      1. (Anatomy) A crease or ridge apparently formed by folding, as of a membrane; a plica.
      2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina.
      3. A line or mark made by folding; a crease:
      1. A transparent sheet containing graphic matter, such as labels or colored areas, placed on illustrative matter to be incorporated into it.
      2. (Printing) A piece of paper pasted upon the tympan sheet to improve the impression by making it stronger at a particular place.
      3. (Printing) A piece of paper used on a press tympan to vary the pressure that produces light and dark tones.
    See also:

    layer

  2. An inclination

      1. A characteristic pattern or point of view:
      2. A characteristic likelihood:
      3. Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
      1. A natural leaning or tendency; propensity
      2. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
      3. An inclination; tendency
      1. (Electronics) A high-frequency signal or tone added to a tape during the recording process so as to reduce distortion and increase frequency response
      2. This curve or tendency to curve
      3. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
    See also:

    inclination

Verb
  1. To use

      1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
      1. To provide work and pay for
      2. To make use of; use
      3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
      1. To manage, operate, or use with the hand or hands; manipulate
      2. To direct, execute, or dispose of:
      3. To manage, administer to, or represent:
      1. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.
      2. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
      3. To handle and use (a tool or weapon), esp. with skill and control
    See also:

    use

  2. To practice

    See also:

    practice

  3. To supply

      1. To make full or complete again, as by furnishing a new supply
      2. To supply again with fuel or the like
      3. To become full again.
      1. To supply with necessities such as tools or provisions.
      2. To provide with what is needed; outfit
      3. To furnish (someone) with the qualities necessary for performance; prepare:
      1. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
      2. To supply; provide; give
      3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
    See also:

    provide

  4. To beat

      1. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
      2. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
      3. To be detrimental to; hinder or impair:
      1. To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart:
      2. To move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly
      3. To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
      1. To give a blow to; hit with force
      2. To refuse to continue to work until certain demands are met; go on strike
      3. To thrust (a weapon, for example) in or into someone or something:
    See also:

    beat

    handle