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Definition of Pluck

Pluck

  1. To pull; to draw.
  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.
  3. To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
  4. To reject at an examination for degrees.
  5. To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.
  6. The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
  7. The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
  8. Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
  9. The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
  10. The lyrie.

Pluck Quotations

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln

The poor are an especially important resource for innovation when they have the bravery and pluck to get out of the poor places in which they're living.
P. J. O'Rourke

Want of pluck shows want of blood.
Virgil

She had already allowed her delectable lover to pluck that flower which, so different from the rose to which it is nevertheless sometimes compared, has not the same faculty of being reborn each spring.
Marquis de Sade

I find the whole concept of being 'sexy' embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot, people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there's the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that's not me.
Emma Watson
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Pluck Translations

pluck in Danish is plukke
pluck in Dutch is plukken, afrukken, afbreken
pluck in French is cueillir, ramasser
pluck in Portuguese is arranque
pluck in Swedish is mod, kugga, plocka

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