pluck

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Verb[change]

Plain form
pluck

Third-person singular
plucks

Past tense
plucked

Past participle
plucked

Present participle
plucking

  1. (transitive) If you pluck something from somewhere, you remove it with a quick movement.
    She plucked the phone from her bag and dialed.
    The girl bent down to pluck a rose.
    Please, pluck this chicken for me.
  2. (transitive) (music) If you pluck a guitar, violin etc., you pull a single string and then let it go to make a sound.
    She picked up her guitar and plucked it idly.