v. t.) to pull or pick with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch;
v. t.) To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
v. i.) To make a motion of pulling or twitching; — usually with at; as, to pluck at one’s gown.
n.) Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
Did you pluck your eyebrows?
She gave a pluck at my elbow.
He plucked some oranges from the tree.
Pluck the chicken before cooking it.
I plucked a daisy for her.
He plucked a plastic bag from the roll.
The boy plucked at Adam’s sleeve.
A harp is played by plucking the strings with fingers.
He finally plucked up courage to ask her to marry him.
The nurse plucked the thermometer out of his mouth.
I plucked up courage to speak to her about my feelings.
They plucked her eyebrows and sketched a line across her forehead.
I think you should pluck up the courage to invite him out.
Caged birds sometimes pluck out their breast feathers.
He could not pluck up enough courage to ask her to marry him.
The kid plucked at my clothes and wouldn’t go away.
She was plucked from obscurity by a Hollywood film producer.
He plucked a purple grape from the bunch and popped it in his mouth.
I spent three days plucking up the courage.
Plucking unwanted nose hair is time-consuming work.
She was making hard work of plucking the goose.
Hair is also sometimes removed by plucking with tweezers.
Obviously, plucking out a hair removes the hair below the skin.
Michael finally plucks up courage to ask a question.
She is angry, and deliberately plucks the next few hairs a lot harder.
One plucks, one distributes, one eats.
he plucks out every single hair in his left nostril without sneezing once.
He plucks at the newspaper irritably, as if there might be a better forecast on another page.