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Dictionary definition for: Pluck

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

2. (v) pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"

3. (n) the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

4. (v) sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

5. (v) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

6. (v) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

7. (v) strip of feathers; "pull a chicken" "pluck the capon"

8. (v) look for and gather; "pick mushrooms" "pick flowers"

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