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Definition for: PLUCK
- (n.) The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
- (n.) The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
- (n.) Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
- (n.) The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
- (v. i.) To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.
- (v. t.) To pull; to draw.
- (v. t.) Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
- (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
- (v. t.) To reject at an examination for degrees.
- (v. t.) The lyrie.