Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pluck
IPA transcription: [pl'ʌk]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: gutsiness, pluck, pluckiness
    Meaning: the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pluck, tweak, pull_off, pick_off
    Meaning: pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"
Usage examples
  • The contributor seemed to pluck up courage.
  • Count William of Holland dearly loved pluck and nerve.
  • Wessner may not have the pluck, unless he is half drunk.
  • John came from Maryland, and brought with him a good degree of pluck.
  • If you had the pluck of a weevil in a biscuit you would catch them still."
  • "On the contrary," interrupted Wingfold, "I was smiling with admiration of your pluck."
  • Of course, he is full of pluck over it, but I don't like the idea of such an accident here.
  • "... and Joseph wouldn't pluck the cherries," somebody was whispering to the tiny Angela....
  • There was none in the village so quick-footed as Teddy, and for daring feats and downright pluck he held the foremost place.