HyperDic: pluck

English > 8 senses of the word pluck:
VERBcontactpluck, tweak, pull off, pick offpull or pull out sharply
possessionpluck, hustle, rollsell something to or obtain something from by energetic / energetic and especially underhanded activity
possessionpluck, overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, rob, hookrip off
contactpluck, plunk, pickpull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
contactpluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displumestrip of feathers
contactpluck, pick, culllook for and gather
NOUNattributepluck, gutsiness, pluckinessthe trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
actpluckthe act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
pluck > pronunciation
Soundsplah'k
Rhymesaeronautic ... Zanuck: 70 rhymes with ahk...
English > pluck: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury.
Synonymsgutsiness, pluckiness
BroaderfearlessnessThe trait of feeling no fear
OppositegutlessnessThe trait of lacking courage and determination
Spanisharrojo, coraje, gallardía, hombría, osadía, valentía, valor
Catalanbravesa, bravor, bravura, coratge, gallardia, valentia, valor
Adjectivespluckymarked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger
pluckyshowing courage
English > pluck: 8 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of pulling and releasing a taut cord.
Broaderpull, pullingThe act of pulling
Spanishtirón
Catalanestirada, estrebada
Verbspluckpull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPull or pull out sharply.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"pluck the flowers off the bush"
Synonymstweak, pull off, pick off
Entailed byharpPlay the harp
Narrowertweezepluck with tweezers
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Similar todraw off, draw away, pull offRemove by drawing or pulling
Spanisharrancar, desplumar, jalar, pelar, pelliscar, sacar
Catalanarrancar, arrencar, pelar, plomar
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningsell something to or obtain something from by energetic / energetic and especially underhanded activity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymshustle, roll
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanisharramblar
Catalanarrambar
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningrip off; ask an unreasonable price.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsovercharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, rob, hook
Entailscharge, billdemand payment
Narrowerextort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wringObtain by coercion or intimidation
Broadercheat, rip off, chiseldeprive somebody of something by deceit
OppositeunderchargeCharge (someone) too little money
Spanishatracar, desplumar, robar
Catalanatracar, plomar, robar
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningPull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
Synonymsplunk, pick
Narrowertwangpluck (strings of an instrument)
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Nounspluckthe act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningStrip of feathers.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "pluck the capon"
Synonymspull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume
BroaderstripRemove the surface from
Spanishdesplumar, pelar
Catalanpelar, plomar
English > pluck: 8 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaninglook for and gather.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspick, cull
Narrowerberrypick or gather berries
mushroompick or gather mushrooms
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanisharrancar, coger, desplumar, escoger, pelar, repuntar
Catalanpelar, plomar, repuntar

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