Definitions of pluck:
  • noun:   the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
  • noun:   the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
  • verb:   strip of feathers
    Example: "Pluck the capon"
  • verb:   pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    Example: "He plucked the strings of his mandolin"
  • verb:   pull or pull out sharply
    Example: "Pluck the flowers off the bush"
  • verb:   sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • verb:   look for and gather
  • verb:   rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #49966)

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