Pluck in a sentence as a noun

When you pluck the string, you can feel it vibrate in your fretting hand.

Yet I assume they didn't just pluck them out of thin air either.

Because the latter has a single layer of abstraction - what does `pluck` do?

With all the templates and content management you can pluck out of thin air, the result is very shoddy.

Pluck in a sentence as a verb

With your other hand, you might be plucking the string in any of a number of different places, with your finger or with a pick.

What you want to do is use fine tweezers or dental pick, and you're going to heat up one pin at a time and use the tip of the tweezer or pick to pluck the pin forward, lifting it up.

It's cheaper to pipe a stream to sed that converts it into a shell command than it is to iterate over all the lines, and individually pluck out the arguments for the commands you want to execute.

That said...I'd rather give up that advantage in exchange for keeping GitHub as an open community to share source, instead of a cauldron for the latest start up founders to pluck their next engineering hire from.

Pluck definitions


the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

See also: gutsiness pluckiness


the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord


pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush"

See also: tweak


sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

See also: hustle roll


rip off; ask an unreasonable price

See also: overcharge soak surcharge gazump fleece plume hook


pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

See also: plunk pick


strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

See also: pull tear deplume deplumate displume


look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

See also: pick cull