Pluck definition

plŭk
To remove abruptly or forcibly.

Plucked their child from school in midterm.

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To pull out the hair or feathers of.

Pluck a chicken.

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To give an abrupt pull; tug.
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The act or an instance of plucking.
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(music) To sound (the strings of an instrument) by pulling and releasing them with the fingers or a plectrum.
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Resourceful courage and daring in the face of difficulties; spirit.
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Pluck means courage.

An example of pluck is a twelve year old girl that successfully completes a spelling contest without any help from her parents.

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Pluck is defined as to grab, pick or pull out.

An example of pluck is using tweezers to pull out unwanted hairs in eyebrows.

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The heart, liver, windpipe, and lungs of a slaughtered animal.
noun
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To give an abrupt pull to; tug at.

Pluck a sleeve.

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To pull off or out; pick.
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To drag or snatch; grab.
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To pull feathers or hair from.

To pluck a chicken, pluck eyebrows.

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To pull at (the strings of a musical instrument) and release quickly with little jerking movements of the fingers.
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(slang) To rob or swindle.
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To pull; tug; snatch.
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To pluck a musical instrument.
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An act of pulling; tug.
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An animal's heart, liver, lungs, and windpipe, used for food.
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Courage to meet danger or difficulty; fortitude.
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To remove or detach by grasping and pulling abruptly with the fingers; pick.

Pluck a flower; pluck feathers from a chicken.

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pluck up
  • to rouse one's (courage)
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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