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Verb: pluck  plúk
  1. Pull or pull out sharply
    "pluck the flowers off the bush";
    - tweak, pull off, pick off
     
  2. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    - hustle, roll
     
  3. Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump [Brit], fleece, plume, rob, hook
     
  4. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    "he plucked the strings of his mandolin";
    - plunk, pick
     
  5. Strip of feathers
    "pluck the capon";
    - pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
     
  6. Look for and gather
    "pluck mushrooms";
    - pick, cull
Noun: pluck  plúk
  1. The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    - gutsiness, pluckiness
     
  2. The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
     
  3. The lungs, heart, liver, trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals, esp. when used as food

Derived forms: plucking, plucks, plucked

Type of: cheat, chisel, collect, draw, fearlessness, force, garner, gather, pull, pull together, pulling, rip off, steal, strip

Encyclopedia: Pluck