Pluck

  • (verb): Look for and gather.
    Synonyms: pick, cull
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "pluck":

  • (noun): The act of pulling and releasing a taut cord.
  • (verb): Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.
    Synonyms: plunk, pick
  • (verb): Pull or pull out sharply.
    Example: "Pluck the flowers off the bush"
    Synonyms: tweak, pull off, pick off
  • (noun): The trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury.
    Synonyms: gutsiness, pluckiness
  • (verb): Sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity.
    Synonyms: hustle, roll

Famous quotes containing the word pluck:

    You would play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you
    would pluck out the heart of my mystery, you would sound me
    from my lowest note to the top of my compass; and there is
    much music, excellent voice, in this little organ.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The Puritan through Life’s sweet garden goes
    To pluck the thorn and cast away the rose.
    Kenneth Hare (1888–1962)

    By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap
    To pluck bright honor from the pale-faced moon,
    Or dive into the bottom of the deep,
    Where fathom-line could never touch the ground,
    And pluck up drowned honor by the locks.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)