Pluck a chicken.
Plucked their child from school in midterm.
An example of pluck is using tweezers to pull out unwanted hairs in eyebrows.
An example of pluck is a twelve year old girl that successfully completes a spelling contest without any help from her parents.
Pluck a sleeve.
To pluck a chicken, pluck eyebrows.
Pluck a flower; pluck feathers from a chicken.
- To rouse one's (courage).
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of pluck
- Middle English plukken from Old English pluccian probably from Vulgar Latin piluccāre ultimately from Latin pilāre from pilus hair
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition