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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pluck /ˈplʌk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pluck v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plucked p. pr. & vb. n. Plucking.]
 1. To pull; to draw.
    Its own nature . . . plucks on its own dissolution.   --Je░. Taylor.
 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.   --Milton.
 E'en children followed, with endearing wile,
 And plucked his gown to share the good man's smile.   --Goldsmith.
 3. To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
    They which pass by the way do pluck her.   --Ps. lxxx.░2.
 4. Eng. Universities To reject at an examination for degrees.
 To pluck away, to pull away, or to separate by pulling; to tear away.
 To pluck down, to pull down; to demolish; to reduce to a lower state.
 to pluck off, to pull or tear off; as, to pluck off the skin.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pluck, v. i. To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pluck, n.
 1. The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
 2.  The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
 3. Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
    Decay of English spirit, decay of manly pluck.   --Thackeray.
 4. The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
 5. Zool. The lyrie. [Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of
           possible loss or injury [syn: gutsiness, pluckiness]
           [ant: gutlessness]
      2: the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
      v 1: pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
           [syn: tweak, pull off, pick off]
      2: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and
         especially underhanded activity [syn: hustle, roll]
      3: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge, soak,
          surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, rob, hook]
         [ant: undercharge]
      4: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked
         the strings of his mandolin" [syn: plunk, pick]
      5: strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn:
          pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume]
      6: look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers" [syn:
         pick, cull]