Definition of plc
1. pluck [ v ] pull or pull out sharply
Examples: "pluck the flowers off the bush"
(Howard Fast, April Morning....)
I would have stood there and died there if left to myself , but Cousin_Simmons grabbed my arm in his viselike grip and fairly plucked me out of there ; and_then I came_to some sanity and plunged away with such extraordinary speed that I outdistanced Cousin_Simmons by_far .
(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Gazing at her husband 's drugged body , his chest rising and falling in mindless rhythms , she saw the grandeur of his fictional world , that lush garden from which he plucked flowers and herbs .Synonyms pluck pull_off pick_off tweak Related Terms pull tweeze draw_off
2. pluck [ n ] the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injuryUsed in print:
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
On November 22 , 1859 , the Providence_Daily_Journal stated that although Brown 's `` pluck '' and honest fanaticism must be admired , any honor paid to Brown would only induce other fanatics to imitate his actions .Synonyms pluck pluckiness gutsiness Related Terms gutlessness fearlessness
3. pluck [ v ] sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and esp. underhanded activitySynonyms pluck roll hustle Related Terms steal streetwalker
4. pluck [ v ] pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion, as of guitar strings
Examples: "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
5. pluck [ v ] strip of feathers
Examples: "pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"
6. pluck [ v ] rip off; ask an unreasonable priceSynonyms rob soak hook fleece gazump plume pluck surcharge overcharge Related Terms undercharge cheat extort charge
7. pluck [ v ] look for and gather
Examples: "pick mushrooms" "pick flowers"
8. pluck [ n ] the act of pulling and releasing a taut cordSynonyms pluck Related Terms pull
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