pluck definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To remove or detach by grasping and pulling abruptly aided by the fingers; pick: pluck a flower; pluck feathers from a chicken.
    • To pull out the hair or feathers of: pluck a chicken.
    • To remove suddenly or forcibly: plucked the child from school in midterm.
    • To give an abrupt pull to; tug at: pluck a sleeve.
    • musical To appear (the strings of an instrument) by pulling and releasing all of them with the fingers or a plectrum.
    • To pull; to-draw.
    • particularly, to pull with sudden power or effort, or even accomplish or out of some thing, with a twitch; to twitch; in addition, to gather, to choose
    • To strip of, or by, feathers.
    • To reject at an examination for levels.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to provide an abrupt pull; tug.
    • to create a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at.
  • noun:
    • The work or an instance of plucking.
    • Resourceful nerve and daring when confronted with difficulties; spirit.
    • the center, liver, windpipe, and lungs of a slaughtered animal.
    • a case of plucking
    • The lung area, heart with trachea and frequently oesophagus removed from slaughtered pets.
    • Guts, neurological, fortitude or persistence.
    • The work of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
    • The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
    • Spirit; nerve; indomitable quality; fortitude.
    • The work of plucking, and/or condition of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
    • The lyrie.
    • A pull; a tug; a twitch; a snatch: because, he provided the sword a pluck.
    • A blow; a stroke.
    • A bout; around.
    • The heart, liver, and lungs or lights of a sheep, ox, or other animal utilized as butchers' meat: additionally used figuratively or humorously of want parts of a human being.
    • Hence Heart; courage; nature; determined power; quality in the face of problems.
    • The pogge, Agonus cataphractus.
    • the act of pulling and releasing a tight cord
    • the trait of showing courage and dedication in spite of feasible reduction or injury
  • verb:
    • To pull one thing sharply; to pull some thing out
    • To carefully play an individual string, e.g. on a guitar, violin etc.
    • to get rid of feathers from a bird.
    • To rob, fleece, steal forcibly
    • To play a string tool pizzicato
    • To pull or twitch greatly
    • sell one thing to or obtain anything from by energetic and especially underhanded task
    • search for and gather
    • strip of feathers
    • rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    • pull or pull-out greatly
    • pull lightly but greatly with a plucking motion
  • others:
    • 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.

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