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Definition of pluck:

  1. Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
  2. Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
  3. The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
  4. The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
  5. The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
  6. The lyrie.
  7. To make a motion of pulling or twitching; - usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.
  8. To pull; to draw.
  9. To reject at an examination for degrees.
  10. To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.


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