Meaning of “pluck” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /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.
BIRD [ T ]

to pull all the feathers out of a bird before cooking it


If you pluck the strings of a musical instrument, you pull them with your fingers to make a sound.

PLANT [ T ] literary

to pick a flower or part of a plant

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)

(Definition of “pluck” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)