Definitions for pluckplʌk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pluckplʌk(v.t.)

  1. to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, or feathers.

  2. to grasp or grab:

    to pluck someone's sleeve.

  3. to pull with sudden force or with a jerk.

  4. to pull or detach by force (often fol. by away, off, or out).

  5. to remove feathers or hair from by pulling:

    to pluck a chicken.

  6. Slang. to rob; cheat.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. to sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling at them with the fingers or a plectrum.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. (v.i.)to pull or tug sharply (often fol. by at).

  9. to snatch (often fol. by at).

  10. (n.)the act of plucking; a tug.

  11. courage; resolution.

Origin of pluck:

bef. 1000; ME plukken (v.), OE pluccian, c. MLG plucken; akin to D plukken, G pflücken

pluck′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness(noun)

    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

  2. pluck(verb)

    the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

  3. pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off(verb)

    pull or pull out sharply

    "pluck the flowers off the bush"

  4. hustle, pluck, roll(verb)

    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

  5. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  6. pluck, plunk, pick(verb)

    pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

    "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

  7. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

  8. pick, pluck, cull(verb)

    look for and gather

    "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pluck(verb)ʌk

    to quickly pull out

    Two men were plucked from the roof of the burning building.

  2. pluckʌk

    (of poultry) to pull all the feathers out

    to pluck a chicken/duck/goose

  3. pluckʌk

    to use your fingers to pull the strings of a musical instrument

    to pluck a string

Wiktionary

  1. pluck(Noun)

    An instance of plucking

    Those tiny birds are hardly worth the tedious pluck

  2. pluck(Noun)

    The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.

  3. pluck(Noun)

    Guts, nerve, fortitude or persistence.

    He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck.

  4. pluck(Verb)

    To pull something sharply; to pull something out

    She plucked the phone from her bag and dialled.

  5. pluck(Verb)

    To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin etc.

    Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.

  6. pluck(Verb)

    To remove feathers from a bird.

  7. pluck(Verb)

    To rob, fleece, steal forcibly

    The horny highwayman plucked his victims to their underwear, or attractive ones all the way

  8. pluck(Verb)

    To play a string instrument pizzicato

    Plucking a bow instrument may cause a string to break

  9. pluck(Verb)

    To pull or twitch sharply

  10. Origin: From plucken, plukken, plockien, from pluccian, ploccian, also Old English plyccan , from plukkōnan, of uncertain and disputed origin. Perhaps related to pullian. Cognate with Dutch plukken, plokken, plukken, German pflücken, Danish plukke, Swedish plocka, Icelandish plokka, plukka. More at pull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pluck(verb)

    to pull; to draw

  2. Pluck(verb)

    especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes

  3. Pluck(verb)

    to strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl

  4. Pluck(verb)

    to reject at an examination for degrees

  5. Pluck(verb)

    to make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown

  6. Pluck(noun)

    the act of plucking; a pull; a twitch

  7. Pluck(noun)

    the heart, liver, and lights of an animal

  8. Pluck(noun)

    spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude

  9. Pluck(noun)

    the act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4

  10. Pluck(verb)

    the lyrie

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Translations for pluck

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pluck(verb)

to pull

She plucked a grey hair from her head; He plucked at my sleeve.

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