Definition of "pluck" [pluck]

  • (verb-transitive) To remove or detach by grasping and pulling abruptly with the fingers; pick: pluck a flower; pluck feathers from a chicken.
  • (verb-transitive) To pull out the hair or feathers of: pluck a chicken.
  • (verb-transitive) To remove abruptly or forcibly: plucked the child from school in midterm.
  • (verb-transitive) To give an abrupt pull to; tug at: pluck a sleeve.
  • (verb-transitive) Music To sound (the strings of an instrument) by pulling and releasing them with the fingers or a plectrum.

Use "pluck" in a sentence

  • "His words set me thinking, and I had to recognise, rather bitterly, that what I call pluck did not form a great part of my birthright."
  • "But of march he knows which there is no heal to "pluck from a mental stop a rooted sorrow.""
  • "And indeed, much pluck is roused in a dauntless fashion in space."

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