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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


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


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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