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Definition 1: the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord - [noun denoting act]

(pluck is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

Definition 2: the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) the trait of feeling no fear

Definition 3: pull or pull out sharply - [verb of contact]

Samples where pluck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pluck the flowers off the bush

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of pluck ) pluck with tweezers

"tweeze facial hair"

(pluck has a similar meaning as ...) remove by drawing or pulling

"She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth" "draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

Definition 4: look for and gather - [verb of contact]

Samples where pluck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pick mushrooms
  • pick flowers

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) assemble or get together

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

(... is a kind of pluck ) pick or gather mushrooms

"We went mushrooming in the Fall"

(... is a kind of pluck ) pick or gather berries

"We went berrying in the summer"

Definition 5: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion - [verb of contact]

Samples where pluck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of pluck ) pluck (strings of an instrument)

"He twanged his bow"

Definition 6: strip of feathers - [verb of contact]

Samples where pluck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pull a chicken
  • pluck the capon

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) remove the surface from

"strip wood"

Definition 7: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of pluck ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(pluck implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

Definition 8: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for pluck in the sense of this definition

(pluck is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

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