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1. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] pull or pull out sharply.

Synonyms

  • draw
  • pull
  • pull off
  • tweak
  • tweeze
  • pick off
  • draw away
  • draw off

Antonyms

  • calm
  • overcharge
  • discharge
  • unburden

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Pluck

  • chuck-a-luck
  • unstuck
  • struck
  • kachuck
  • canuck
  • wnuk
  • truck
  • stucke
  • stuck
  • snuck
  • smuck
  • schmuck
  • mruk
  • kruk
  • kruck
  • kluck
  • gluck
  • fluck
  • druck
  • cluck
  • bruck
  • amuck
  • amok
  • zuk
  • zuck
  • yuk
  • yuck
  • wruck
  • tuck
  • suk

Sentences with pluck


1. Verb, past tense
Real flowers should be checked for any bruised petals, pluck them off and set on work table.

2. Verb, base form
It's nice to walk out your door and pluck off a few leaves of your favorite fresh herbs.

Quotes about pluck


1. An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.
- E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

2. Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
- Robertson Davies

3. For you, my love, I would endeavor to pluck the stars from the sky, only to shower them at your feet.”“How do you do that?’“Do what?”“Say things like that. That’s beautiful.”“I’ve spent years studying poetry, Mrs. Emerson. It’s in my DNA.
- Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Redemption

2. pluck

noun. ['ˈplʌk'] the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury.

Synonyms

  • gutsiness
  • fearlessness

Antonyms

  • gutlessness
  • refrain
  • decompress

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] strip of feathers.

Synonyms

  • displume
  • pull
  • deplumate
  • strip
  • tear

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • underdress
  • dress down

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.

Synonyms

  • steal
  • roll

Antonyms

  • arise
  • pay cash
  • untwist

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] look for and gather.

Synonyms

  • pick
  • gather
  • cull
  • mushroom
  • berry
  • garner
  • pull together

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. pluck

noun. ['ˈplʌk'] the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord.

Synonyms

  • pulling

Antonyms

  • dry
  • cool

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.

Synonyms

  • force
  • draw
  • pull
  • pick
  • plunk

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • disarrange
  • linger
  • absolve

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. pluck

verb. ['ˈplʌk'] rip off; ask an unreasonable price.

Synonyms

  • fleece
  • overcharge
  • soak
  • squeeze
  • hook
  • plume
  • rob
  • rip off
  • rack
  • gouge
  • extort
  • gazump
  • charge
  • wring
  • bill
  • surcharge
  • chisel

Antonyms

  • empty
  • negative charge
  • positive charge
  • disclaim

Etymology

  • plucken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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