plier

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plier (plural pliers)

  1. Agent noun of ply; one who plies.

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From Latin plicāre, present active infinitive of plicō. This produced ploiier, pleier in Old French, which was later changed analogically under the influence of the stressed stem pli-.

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plier

  1. (transitive) to fold (bend (something) over; arrange by folding)
  2. to fold up
  3. to bend
  4. to mess up, do in, damage
  5. (figuratively) To kill, kill off (a game)

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