- take hold of (something) and quickly remove it from its place；catch hold of and pull quickly
- spirited and determined courage；the heart, liver, and lungs of an animal as food.
verb: pluck, 3rd person present: plucks, gerund or present participle: plucking, past tense: plucked, past participle: plucked
- 1. take hold of (something) and quickly remove it from its place she plucked a blade of grass he plucked a tape from the shelf 同義詞
- ▪ catch hold of and pull quickly she plucked his sleeve brambles plucked at her jeans 同義詞
- ▪ pull the feathers from (a bird's carcass) to prepare it for cooking the turkeys are plucked and cleaned by machine 同義詞
- ▪ pull some of the hairs from (one's eyebrows) to make them look neater whether you pluck your eyebrows depends on your type of looks
- 2. quickly or suddenly remove someone from a dangerous or unpleasant situation the baby was plucked from a grim foster home
- 3. sound (a musical instrument or its strings) with one's finger or a plectrum she picked up her guitar and plucked it idly 同義詞
- 1. spirited and determined courage it must have taken a lot of pluck to walk along a path marked “Danger”
- 2. the heart, liver, and lungs of an animal as food.