Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The girls were now locked up, for boats were plying in the streets.

All the men were in the smoking room, and all were plying Drake with questions.

Over them leans their driver, plying for the first time the hissing lash.

A fisherman, Adapa, is engaged in plying his trade when a storm arises.

A "droshky" is a low, four-wheeled, open carriage, plying for hire.

I was plying an honest trade, in a country where freedom is the law.

Miss Nares and Miss Flint were in curl-papers, plying their needles.

"Guy on my research team," said VanDeusen, plying his fork industriously.

Her form of conversation consists in plying her victim with questions.

The Richard had been plying about according to orders, to report any break in the wedge.