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English definition of “pluck”

pluck

verb
 
 
/plʌk/
pluck sth/sb from/out, etc to quickly pull something or someone from the place where they are: He plucked a £50 note out of his wallet. A helicopter plucked him from the sea.Pulling
BIRD [T] to pull all the feathers out of a bird before cooking itPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
MUSIC [T] If you pluck the strings of a musical instrument, you pull them with your fingers to make a sound.String instruments
PLANT [T] literary to pick a flower or part of a plantTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
pluck your eyebrows to pull hairs out of your eyebrows (= lines of hair above your eyes) to make them look tidy → See also pluck up the courage (to do sth)Removing and extracting
(Definition of pluck from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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