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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pluck

Plural
-

pluck (-)
  1. Nerve, fortitude, or persistence.
    He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck.
  2. The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.

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Verb

Infinitive
to pluck

Third person singular
plucks

Simple past
plucked or obsolete, pluckt

Past participle
-

Present participle
plucking

to pluck (third-person singular simple present plucks, present participle plucking, simple past and past participle plucked or obsolete, pluckt)
  1. (transitive) To pull something sharply; to pull something out
    She plucked the phone from her bag and phoned her friend.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin, etc.
    Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.
  3. To remove feathers from a bird.

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