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English noun: pluck

1. pluck (attribute) the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury


Synonymsgutsiness, pluckiness


Broader (hypernym)fearlessness


Antonymsgutlessness

2. pluck (act) the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling


English verb: pluck

1. pluck (contact) pull or pull out sharply


SamplesPluck the flowers off the bush.


Synonymspick off, pull off, tweak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)tweeze


Verb groupdraw away, draw off, pull off

2. pluck (possession) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity


Synonymshustle, roll


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

3. pluck (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price


Synonymsfleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring


Entailbill, charge


Antonymsundercharge

4. pluck (contact) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion


SamplesHe plucked the strings of his mandolin.


Synonymspick, plunk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)twang

5. pluck (contact) strip of feathers


SamplesPull a chicken.
Pluck the capon.


Synonymsdeplumate, deplume, displume, pull, tear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strip

6. pluck (contact) look for and gather


SamplesPick mushrooms.
Pick flowers.


Synonymscull, pick


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together


Narrower (hyponym)berry, mushroom









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