Definitions for pluckplʌk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, or feathers.
to grasp or grab:
to pluck someone's sleeve.
to pull with sudden force or with a jerk.
to pull or detach by force (often fol. by away, off, or out).
to remove feathers or hair from by pulling:
to pluck a chicken.
Slang. to rob; cheat.
Category: Status (usage)
to sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling at them with the fingers or a plectrum.
Category: Music and Dance
(v.i.)to pull or tug sharply (often fol. by at).
to snatch (often fol. by at).
(n.)the act of plucking; a tug.
Origin of pluck:
bef. 1000; ME plukken (v.), OE pluccian, c. MLG plucken; akin to D plukken, G pflücken
gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness(noun)
the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off(verb)
pull or pull out sharply
"pluck the flowers off the bush"
hustle, pluck, roll(verb)
sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
pluck, plunk, pick(verb)
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume(verb)
strip of feathers
"pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
pick, pluck, cull(verb)
look for and gather
"pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to quickly pull out
Two men were plucked from the roof of the burning building.
(of poultry) to pull all the feathers out
to pluck a chicken/duck/goose
to use your fingers to pull the strings of a musical instrument
to pluck a string
An instance of plucking
Those tiny birds are hardly worth the tedious pluck
The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.
Guts, nerve, fortitude or persistence.
He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck.
To pull something sharply; to pull something out
She plucked the phone from her bag and dialled.
To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin etc.
Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.
To remove feathers from a bird.
To rob, fleece, steal forcibly
The horny highwayman plucked his victims to their underwear, or attractive ones all the way
To play a string instrument pizzicato
Plucking a bow instrument may cause a string to break
To pull or twitch sharply
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.
to pull; to draw
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
to strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl
to reject at an examination for degrees
to make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown
the act of plucking; a pull; a twitch
the heart, liver, and lights of an animal
spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude
the act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4
Translations for pluck
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
She plucked a grey hair from her head; He plucked at my sleeve.
- يَسْحَب، يَشُدArabic
- puxarPortuguese (BR)
- (vy)trhnout, (za)tahatCzech
- کشیدن؛ کندنFarsi
- לִמרוֹט, לִתלוֹשHebrew
- plokka; hnippa (í)Icelandic
- išrauti, timptelėtiLithuanian
- plūkt; rautLatvian
- plukke, nappe utNorwegian
- wyrywać, szarpaćPolish
- کشیدن؛ کندنPersian
- شكول، رايستلPashto
- a trage, a smulgeRomanian
- тянуть, дёргатьRussian
- (vy)trhnúť, (po)ťahaťSlovak
- izpuliti; povlečiSlovenian
- rycka [av]Swedish
- 拉，拔去Chinese (Trad.)
- nhổ; giậtVietnamese
- 拉，拔去Chinese (Simp.)
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