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Definición de “pluck” en inglés


verb (REMOVE)    /plʌk/
[T] to pull something, especially with a sudden movement , in order to remove it: Caged birds sometimes pluck out their breast feathers . He plucked the letter from/out of my hand , and ran off with it. Do you pluck your eyebrows (= remove some of the hairs from them to give them a better shape )?PullingRemoving and extracting [T] to remove the feathers from a chicken or other bird so that it can be cooked and eaten Preparing animals and fish for cooking [T usually passive] to remove someone suddenly from a situation that is ordinary : He was plucked from obscurity to star in the film .Preserving and savingDefending and protecting [T] to remove someone quickly from a dangerous or difficult situation : The last passengers were plucked from the ship just seconds before it sank .Preserving and savingDefending and protecting [T] Indian English to collect flowers by breaking or cutting their stems ; pick
(Definition of pluck verb (REMOVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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