pluck

All Verb Noun
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  • But can he pluck up the courage to tell his other mother the news?
  • But may some power keep you from plucking even one of them. Cited from Stories by Foreign Authors: Russian, by Various
  • Three were plucked from her right side and three from her left.
  • He plucked that eye out of her head, and so the woman could not see him. Cited from Welsh Folk-Lore, by Elias Owen
  • When he ran away they put forth a long arm and plucked him back and beat him. Cited from Prisoners of Hope, by Mary Johnston
  • From them she would pluck an interest which mere money could not have given her. Cited from The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope
  • When plucking them do not speak a word, and keep silence on your return. Cited from Moorish Literature, by Anonymous
  • If that girl were my very own I should pluck her out of that particular fire. Cited from The Making of Mary, by Jean Forsyth
  • May some power keep you from plucking even one of them. Cited from Taras Bulba, et. al, by Nikolai Gogol
  • He had only to reach out and pluck her and wear her on his heart. Cited from The Way of the Wind, by Zoe Anderson Norris
  • Then only did I pluck up enough courage to return to the other room. Cited from Brazilian Tales, by Joaqium Maria Machado de Assis, et al.
  • Jane, having told her mind, now began to pluck up a little spirit. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866, by Various
  • Two men held him, and kept plucking off his hair by the roots. Cited from Voyages and Travels, Vol. 16, by Robert Kerr
  • Was I not plucking out my own eye when I caused pain to you? Cited from John Caldigate, by Anthony Trollope
  • But how can they live away from the great body of water while plucking these fruits? Cited from Life in a Thousand Worlds, by William Shuler Harris
  • They should be plucked while still young and tender, or when about half grown. Cited from The Field and Garden Vegetables of America, by Fearing Burr
  • On his hand who plucks is as blood, on his soul as crime. Cited from Erechtheus, by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • I have sometimes plucked off a leg, which grew again in two or three days. Cited from Best of the World's Classics...Prose, Vol. IV, Great Britain & Ireland
  • I was allowed to speak to him for half a minute and he is full of pluck. Cited from Gallipoli Diary, Volume I, by Ian Hamilton
  • In time, hair that has been plucked will stop growing back.
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Meaning of pluck

  • noun The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
  • verb Pull or pull out sharply
    pluck the flowers off the bush
  • verb Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
    he plucked the strings of his mandolin
  • verb Strip of feathers
    pull a chicken, pluck the capon