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  Definition of pluck
  1. the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
  2. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
  3. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
  4. strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
  5. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
  6. pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
  7. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  8. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
Similar Words: gutsiness, pluckiness, pick, cull, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume, plunk, tweak, pull off, pick off, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, rob, hook, hustle, roll

 

See Also: cull out, pick up, receive, catch, tweak, pull off, pick off, sieve out, pick over, learn, hear, get word, get wind, find out, get a line, discover, see

 

Hyponyms: mushroom, berry, twang, tweeze, extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring

 

Grouped Verbs: draw off, draw away, pull off

 

Entailments: charge, bill

 

Derivational Morphology: plunk, pick, picking, picker, plectrum, plectron, pinch, tweak, overcharge, streetwalker, street girl, hooker, hustler, floozy, floozie, slattern, wheeler dealer, operator

 

 
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