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pluck

Synonyms of pluck in English:

verb

  • 1 Jane plucked a thread from the lapel of his coat
    remove, pick off, pick, pull, pull off/out, extract, take, take off
  • 2 she plucked at his T-shirt
    pull (at), tug (at), clutch (at), snatch (at), take hold of, grab, seize, catch (at), tweak, twitch, jerk
    informal yank
  • 3 the turkeys are plucked and cleaned
    remove the feathers from, strip of feathers
  • 4 he picked up the guitar and began to pluck the strings
    strum, pick, thrum, twang, plunk, finger;
    play pizzicato
  • noun

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  • it must have taken a lot of pluck to go there alone
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