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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. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    "he plucked the strings of his mandolin";
    - plunk, pick
  3. Remove feathers
    "pluck the capon";
    - pull, tear, deplume, deplumate [rare], displume [rare]
  4. Look for and gather
    "pluck mushrooms";
    - pick, cull
  5. [informal] Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, soak [informal], surcharge, gazump [Brit, informal], fleece [informal], rob, hook [informal], skin [informal]
  6. Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    - hustle [informal], roll
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: plucked, plucks, plucking

See also: winnow

Type of: cheat, chisel [informal], collect, draw, fearlessness, garner, gather, pull, pull together, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], steal, strip

Antonym: undercharge

Encyclopedia: Pluck, Texas