pluck [-ed, -ing, -s] v
Late OE ploccian, to pluck feathers.
- Pick; harvest; gather; seize; take; carry off; remove; pull off (a tree) or out of the ground; separate from the source of physical life; [fig.] remove from mortal existence; take to another sphere.
- Pull; grasp; clutch; grab.
- Phrase. “Pluck away”: seize; take away; carry off; [fig.] remove from mortal existence; take to another sphere.
- Phrase. “Pluck up”: gather; pull out; remove from the ground.