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 pluck pluck

noun

  • ( ) the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury  ( gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness )
    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
  • the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord  ( pluck )
    the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
  • verb

  • ( ) pull or pull out sharply  ( pick off, pluck, pull off, tweak )
    pull or pull out sharply
     pluck the flowers off the bush
    pluck the flowers off the bush
  • look for and gather  ( cull, pick, pluck )
    look for and gather
     pick mushrooms
    pick mushrooms
     pick flowers
    pick flowers
  • strip of feathers  ( deplumate, deplume, displume, pluck, pull, tear )
    strip of feathers
     pull a chicken
    pull a chicken
     pluck the capon
    pluck the capon
  • pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion  ( pick, pluck, plunk )
    pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
     he plucked the strings of his mandolin
    he plucked the strings of his mandolin
  • rip off; ask an unreasonable price  ( fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge )
    rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity  ( hustle, pluck, roll )
    sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity


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