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pluck

pluck - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pluck

Definition
(noun) the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
Synonyms : gutsiness , pluckiness

Definition
(noun) the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
Definition
(verb) pull or pull out sharply
Synonyms : pick off , pull off , tweak
Example Sentence
  • pluck the flowers off the bush

Definition
(verb) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
Synonyms : hustle , roll

Definition
(verb) rip off; ask an unreasonable price
Synonyms : fleece , gazump , hook , overcharge , plume , rob , soak , surcharge

Definition
(verb) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
Synonyms : pick , plunk
Example Sentence
  • he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Definition
(verb) strip of feathers
Synonyms : deplumate , deplume , displume , pull , tear
Example Sentence
  • pull a chicken
  • pluck the capon

Definition
(verb) look for and gather
Synonyms : cull , pick
Example Sentence
  • pick mushrooms
  • pick flowers

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pluck

one should possess "Courage" to pluck flowers from our garden
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by rajesh4u2u

Potter had so much LUCK{P-Luck} that people mistook it for courage
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by friendofafriend

After having Palak(Spinach) Popeye had so much courage
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by Rushabh22

chuck from gossip girl is a courageous man.
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by kriti.raj

You need courage to Pluck a Duck!
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by sahara007

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