1. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
2. the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
Sentences with pluck as a noun:
- Those tiny birds are hardly worth the tedious pluck
- He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck.
1. pull or pull out sharply
- pluck the flowers off the bush
Similar word(s): tweak
2. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
3. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
4. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
- he plucked the strings of his mandolin
5. strip of feathers
- pluck the capon
6. look for and gather
Sentences with pluck as a verb:
- She plucked the phone from her bag and dialled.
- Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.
- The horny highwayman plucked his victims to their underwear, or attractive ones all the way.
- Plucking a bow instrument may cause a string to break.
- to pluck at somebody's sleeve