ply with

ply somebody with something

to give someone a lot of something We were plied with coffee, doughnuts, and refreshments. He plied me with liquor, hoping to get me drunk.
Usage notes: often used in the form ply someone with questions (to ask someone a lot of questions): Anxious to hear the latest news, they plied us with questions.
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ply with

v.
To give someone substantial amounts of something, such as drinks or other favors, especially to encourage cooperation or to manipulate: She plied the spy with wine, hoping that he would reveal his true identity.
See also: ply
References in classic literature ?
As soon as it was midnight, there came in two little naked dwarfs; and they sat themselves upon the shoemaker's bench, took up all the work that was cut out, and began to ply with their little fingers, stitching and rapping and tapping away at such a rate, that the shoemaker was all wonder, and could not take his eyes off them.
The sheet has a paper ply with top and bottom surfaces and a waterbased adhesive layer to laminate the bottom surface of the paper ply to the top of the reinforcing ply.