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Definition: to pluck up
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plucked
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [AS. pluccian; akin to LG. & D. plukken, G.
pfl["u]cken, Icel. plokka, plukka, Dan. plukke, Sw. plocka.
1. To pull; to draw.
Its own nature . . . plucks on its own dissolution.
2. 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.
I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
E'en children followed, with endearing wile,
And plucked his gown to share the good man's smile.
3. To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
They which pass by the way do pluck her. --Ps.
4. (Eng. Universities) To reject at an examination for
degrees. --C. Bront['e].
To pluck away
, to pull away, or to separate by pulling; to
To pluck down
, to pull down; to demolish; to reduce to a
to pluck off
, to pull or tear off; as, to pluck off the
to pluck up
(a) To tear up by the roots or from the foundation; to
eradicate; to exterminate; to destroy; as, to pluck up
a plant; to pluck up a nation. --Jer. xii. 17.
(b) To gather up; to summon; as, to pluck up courage.