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pluck

noun (n)

  • the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: gutsiness, pluckiness
    Antonym: gutlessness
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • pull or pull out sharply (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pick off, pull off, tweak
    Example:
    Pluck the flowers off the bush.
    source: wordnet30
  • sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity (verb.possession)
    Synonym: hustle, roll
    source: wordnet30
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion (verb.contact)
    Synonym: pick, plunk
    Example:
    He plucked the strings of his mandolin.
    source: wordnet30
  • strip of feathers (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pluck the capon.
    source: wordnet30
  • look for and gather (verb.contact)
    Synonym: cull, pick
    source: wordnet30
  • To pull; to draw. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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