verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to eradicate; uproot.
- to summon up one's courage; rouse one's spirits: He always plucked up at the approach of danger. She was a stranger in the town, but, plucking up her courage, she soon made friends.
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Origin of pluck
OTHER WORDS FROM pluckplucker, nounhalf-plucked, adjectiveun·plucked, adjectivewell-plucked, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pluck
Bergdahl, who appeared in a previous video pleading for the United States to rescue him, seems to have demonstrated no such pluck.Body Language Expert: Bowe Bergdahl Seemed Reluctant to Leave Captors|Lloyd Grove|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pluck a pebble from a mountain and pretend the mountain is gone.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maintaining tight eye contact, the butlers pluck out audience members for a gripping, melancholic dance.
The human urge to pluck a string and make music goes back many millennia.Was The Beatles’ Music Really That Unique? Yeah, It Totally Was.|Michael Tomasky|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The easiest thing would be to pluck another exiled oligarch out of the sin bin.
It is more advantageous to pluck the leaves when they are dry than when they are moist.
You've done a big thing to-day, and if you hadn't had more pluck and ginger than common, it's a cinch you'd have lost out.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
You that hate good, and love evil: that violently pluck off their skins from them and their flesh from their bones?
And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: and will crush thy cities.
For a pen she would catch a goose, pluck a quill, and ask Billy to cut it.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major