- 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.
Origin of pluck
OTHER WORDS FROM pluckplucker, nounhalf-plucked, adjectiveun·plucked, adjectivewell-plucked, adjective
How to use pluck in a sentence
Charles Plucker was one of the honored citizens of the Walla Walla valley.
Mr. Plucker was then honorably discharged and came to Walla Walla, where he opened a paint shop.
Few men of his years remain in such active connection with business affairs as did Mr. Plucker.
She was the mother of six children, all of whom are now deceased with the exception of Mrs. Plucker.
After a useful and well spent life Mr. Plucker passed away on the 30th of October, 1917.