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English Dictionary: pluck by the DICT Development Group
5 results for pluck
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    Synonym(s): gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness
    Antonym(s): gutlessness
  2. the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
  1. pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
    Synonym(s): pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off
  2. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
    Synonym(s): hustle, pluck, roll
  3. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    Synonym(s): overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
    Antonym(s): undercharge
  4. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
    Synonym(s): pluck, plunk, pick
  5. strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
    Synonym(s): pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
  6. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
    Synonym(s): pick, pluck, cull
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lyrie \Ly"rie\ (l[imac]"r[icr]), n. [Icel. hl[ymac]ri a sort of
      fish.] (Zo[94]l.)
      A European fish ({Peristethus cataphractum}), having the body
      covered with bony plates, and having three spines projecting
      in front of the nose; -- called also {noble}, {pluck},
      {pogge}, {sea poacher}, and {armed bullhead}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pluck \Pluck\, v. i.
      To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at;
      as, to pluck at one's gown.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pluck \Pluck\, n.
      1. The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
      2. [Prob. so called as being plucked out after the animal is
            killed; or cf. Gael. & Ir. pluc a lump, a knot, a bunch.]
            The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
      3. Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
                     Decay of English spirit, decay of manly pluck.
      4. The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at
            college. See {Pluck}, v. t., 4.
      5. (Zo[94]l.) The lyrie. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pluck \Pluck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Plucking}.] [AS. pluccian; akin to LG. & D. plukken, G.
      pfl[81]cken, Icel. plokka, plukka, Dan. plukke, Sw. plocka.
      1. To pull; to draw.
                     Its own nature . . . plucks on its own dissolution.
      2. Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to
            pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch;
            also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a
            fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
                     I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
                     E'en children followed, with endearing wile, And
                     plucked his gown to share the good man's smile.
      3. To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
                     They which pass by the way do pluck her. --Ps.
      4. (Eng. Universities) To reject at an examination for
            degrees. --C. Bront[82].
      {To pluck away}, to pull away, or to separate by pulling; to
            tear away.
      {To pluck down}, to pull down; to demolish; to reduce to a
            lower state.
      {to pluck off}, to pull or tear off; as, to pluck off the
      {to pluck up}.
            (a) To tear up by the roots or from the foundation; to
                  eradicate; to exterminate; to destroy; as, to pluck up
                  a plant; to pluck up a nation. --Jer. xii. 17.
            (b) To gather up; to summon; as, to pluck up courage.
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