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English definition of “pluck”

pluck

verb [I/T] (PULL AT)   /plʌk/
to pull at something with your fingers and then release it: [T] Jenkins’s idea of swinging is plucking violins . [I] fig. Her stories are designed to pluck at your heartstrings .
(Definition of pluck verb (PULL AT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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