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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyply with
he/she/itplies with
present participleplying with
past tenseplied with
past participleplied with
  1. 1
    ply someone with something to keep giving someone a lot of presents, food, or drinks

    They kept plying us with wine.

  2. 2
    ply someone with questions to keep asking someone questions
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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