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to pull something quickly in order to remove it
pluck something from/off etc something
He plucked a couple of plastic bags from the roll.
Reaching up, she plucked an apple off the tree.
pluck your eyebrows
to make your
the shape you want, by pulling out some of the hairs
take somebody/something away
transitive always + adverb/preposition
to take someone away from a place or situation that is dangerous or unpleasant in a quick and unexpected way
pluck somebody/something from/out of something
Some refugee children were plucked out of the country in a number of mercy missions.
plucked from obscurity
made suddenly famous
by a Hollywood film producer.
Three survivors were
plucked to safety
after being in the sea for 7 hours.
to pull the feathers off a dead chicken or other bird before cooking it
pluck up (the) courage (to do something)
to force yourself to be brave and do something you are afraid of doing
He finally plucked up enough courage to ask her out.
intransitive and transitive
to pull the strings of a musical instrument
Someone was plucking at the strings of an old guitar.
pluck something out of the air
pluck something out of thin air
to say or suggest a number, name etc that you have just thought of, without thinking about it carefully
I'm plucking a figure out of the air here, but let's say it'll cost about $15,000.
pluck at something
to pull something quickly several times with your fingers, especially because you are nervous or to attract attention
Kitty's hands plucked at her black cotton skirt.
The little boy plucked at her sleeve.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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