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 ploier, pleier in Old French, which was later changed analogically under the influence of other verbs such as prier and nier.

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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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