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Meaning & Definition of Pluck in English

English

Pluck

/plək/

noun

1. The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

    synonym:
  • gutsiness
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • pluckiness

2. The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

    synonym:
  • pluck

verb

1. Pull or pull out sharply

  • "Pluck the flowers off the bush"
    synonym:
  • pluck
  • ,
  • tweak
  • ,
  • pull off
  • ,
  • pick off

2. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

    synonym:
  • hustle
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • roll

3. Rip off

  • Ask an unreasonable price
    synonym:
  • overcharge
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • surcharge
  • ,
  • gazump
  • ,
  • fleece
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • rob
  • ,
  • hook

4. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

  • "He plucked the strings of his mandolin"
    synonym:
  • pluck
  • ,
  • plunk
  • ,
  • pick

5. Strip of feathers

  • "Pull a chicken"
  • "Pluck the capon"
    synonym:
  • pluck
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • tear
  • ,
  • deplume
  • ,
  • deplumate
  • ,
  • displume

6. Look for and gather

  • "Pick mushrooms"
  • "Pick flowers"
    synonym:
  • pick
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • cull

Examples of using

Where did you pluck them?
Or would I were a little burnish'd apple For you to pluck me, gliding by so cold, While sun and shade your robe of lawn will dapple, Your robe of lawn, and your hair's spun gold.