To pull off, as feathers from a fowl, or good fresh fruit or plants from a plant; pick-off; collect; choose or cull, as berries or plants.
To pull; draw; drag: utilized either actually or figuratively.
Especially To pull sharply; pull with abrupt power or jerk; give a tugor twitch to; twitch; snatch; twang, since the strings of a harp or electric guitar.
To strip, as a fowl, by pulling off its feathers; strip the feathers from: since, to pluck a fowl.
To reject, after a university or other evaluation, as not coming up to your required standard.
To summon or muster up: as, to pluck up nerve, character, etc.
Intrans., to get your self; gather character or courage.
In geology, to pry down or rip away, as obstructs of stone from the lee part of high cliffs or forecasts, or even more moderate slopes: stated associated with action of going ice, as with glaciers. See plucking.
To pull sharply, as though on folds of a skirt: combined with at.
In geology, to split off quickly in huge pieces, as granite. See plucking.