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Definition of 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

Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight.
Muhammad Iqbal

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

Our job is to sell our clients' merchandise... not ourselves. Our job is to kill the cleverness that makes us shine instead of the product. Our job is to simplify, to tear away the unrelated, to pluck out the weeds that are smothering the product message.
William Bernbach

One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.
Loren Eiseley

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
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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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