Definition of 'pluck'
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Neither has exactly been plucked from obscurity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I pluck up the courage to get a little closer. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have established ritual places for the plucking of birds; you could tell them from the proliferation of feathers and random body parts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After a few drinks at the party I plucked up the courage to ask him to dance. The Sun (2016)We drink to pluck up the courage to say what we normally wouldn't, but want to. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Finally, I plucked up enough courage to go to the bar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At present your boyfriend's pleasure is the priority and until you pluck up the courage to tell him what you want, things are unlikely to change. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was plucked from relative obscurity for the demanding role and many questioned whether she could cope. The Sun (2015)So it is not as if he has just been plucked from retirement. The Sun (2008)He shows grit and pluck when his back is to the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some farms let you pluck fruit off trees as you stroll. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She has finally plucked up the courage to face it head on. The Sun (2006)They were starstruck when they plucked up the courage to say hello. The Sun (2012)Or he could just have plucked a name at random. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Grow young players only for richer rivals to pluck the fruit when it is ripe? Times, Sunday Times (2011) Finally we pluck up the courage to face her. The Sun (2010)They had a polite chat after the group plucked up the courage to go over and talk. The Sun (2012)It shows pluck, but that is all. Three Men in a Boat (1889)You can't just pluck it out of thin air. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If only our high-tech companies could show such pluck! INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)Obviously he existed only in my mind, a bird plucked from the pages of the bird books of my boyhood. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Walking gamely over the rubble that filled the frame, the milkman was a symbol of British pluck and determination. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He reached up, plucked something from the empty air, then showed a handful of tiny silver coins to us. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The manager prides himself on plucking players from obscurity, despite the club announcing a new centre of excellence facility on Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'pluck'
British English: pluck VERB
If you pluck a fruit, flower, or leaf, you take it between your fingers and pull it in order to remove it from its stalk where it is growing.
I plucked a lemon from the tree.
Definition of pluck from the Collins English Dictionary
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