to pull something quickly in order to remove it
pull something[transitive] written
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.
to make your eyebrows the shape you want, by pulling out some of the hairs
to take someone away from a place or situation that is dangerous or unpleasant in a quick and unexpected way
take somebody/something away[transitive always + adverb/preposition]
pluck somebody/something from/out of something
Some refugee children were plucked out of the country in a number of mercy missions.
She was 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
to force yourself to be brave and do something you are afraid of doing:
He finally plucked up enough courage to ask her out.
to pull the strings of a musical instrument
music[intransitive and transitive]APM
Someone was plucking at the strings of an old guitar.
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 somethingphrasal verb
Kitty's hands plucked at her black cotton skirt.
The little boy plucked at her sleeve.