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pluck

pluck

 
 
pronunciation:
pluhk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: plucked, plucking, plucks
definition 1: to grab with the fingers and pull off; pick.
She plucked an apple from the tree.
synonyms:
pick
similar words:
draw, extract, pinch, pull, uproot, yank
definition 2: to remove the feathers of.
The farmer plucked the goose before cooking it.
similar words:
dress, strip
definition 3: to play on by pulling and letting go.
He plucked the guitar strings as he sang.
synonyms:
pick
similar words:
finger, strum
definition 4: to grab and remove quickly.
He plucked a hair from his soup.
synonyms:
jerk, snatch, tear, wrench, wrest, yank
similar words:
grab, pull, remove, seize, swoop
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of tugging or grabbing.
With a quick pluck, she untied her shoelace.
synonyms:
grab, pull, snatch, tug
similar words:
jerk, seizure, tear, wrench, yank
definition 2: strong courage or spirit.
It takes pluck to jump out of an airplane.
synonyms:
grit, will
similar words:
determination, guts, heart, nerve, resolve, spirit
derivation: plucker (n.)
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