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Adjective: plucked  plúkt
  1. (music) of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum
     
  2. Having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl
    "a plucked chicken"
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

See also: featherless, pizzicato, unfeathered

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

Antonym: bowed

Encyclopedia: Pluck