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pluck

noun

1 pluck

The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury.

synonyms: gutsiness, pluckiness.

Roget 861: courage, bravery, valor; resoluteness, boldness etc. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity; contempt of danger, defiance of danger; derring-do; ... show more

Roget 604a: perseverance; continuance etc. (inaction) 143; permanence etc. (absence of change) 141; firmness etc. (stability) 150.    constancy, ... show more

Roget 604: determination, will; iron will, unconquerable will; will of one's own, decision, resolution; backbone; clear grit, true grit, grit [U.S.]; sand, strength of mind, strength of will; ... show more

Polish: zuchowatość



2 pluck

The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord.

verb

1 pluck

Pull or pull out sharply:
— Pluck the flowers off the bush.

synonyms: pick off, pull off, tweak.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 610: reject; set aside, lay aside; give up; decline etc. (refuse) 764; exclude, except; pluck, spin; cast.    repudiate, ... show more

Dutch: afpeuteren

2 pluck

Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.

synonyms: hustle, roll.

3 pluck

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

synonyms: fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, plume, rob, soak, surcharge.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Dutch: ontroven

4 pluck

Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion:
— He plucked the strings of his mandolin.

synonyms: pick, plunk.

5 pluck

Strip of feathers:
— Pluck the capon.

synonyms: deplumate, deplume, displume, pull, tear.

Dutch: pluimen, plukken

6 pluck

Look for and gather.

synonyms: cull, pick.


Moby thesaurus: accumulate, amass, assemble, avulse, backbone, bare, bleed, bleed white, bob, boldness, bottle, bottom, bravery, bring in, bring together, bust, catch at, chutzpah, collect, courage ... show more.

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