Definitions for pluckplʌk
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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"
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
Origin: [Prob. so called as being plucked out after the animal is killed; or cf. Gael. & Ir. pluc a lump, a knot, a bunch.]
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Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Old birds are hard to pluck.
A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
Flowers are the beautiful hairs of the Mother Spring! Don’t pluck them!
Never pluck flowers if you love them, for a thorn loves them more than you do.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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