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Similar words: plucky · cluck · luck · puck · pluck at · pot luck · black · block · buck · chuck
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pluck

1. verb COOK prepare a bird for cooking2. verb pull a hair, feather, flower etc3. verb MUS pick a string on musical instrument4. verb pick up quickly5. verb remove quickly6. noun courage7. noun COOK offal
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1 verb COOK prepare a bird for cooking TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m ucluimhrigh verbplucáil verb 2 verb pull a hair, feather, flower etc TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m ustoith verb  c m utarraing verb  c m u
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3 verb MUS pick a string on musical instrument TRANSITIVEpioc verb  c m ubheith ag méaraíocht ar 4 verb pick up quickly TRANSITIVEsciob verb  c m uhe plucked a few books from the shelf sciob sé cúpla leabhar den tseilf 5 verb remove quickly TRANSITIVEtóg verb  c m utarraing verb  c m uhe was plucked out of the water tarraingíodh amach as an uisce étwo people were plucked out of the audience tógadh beirt as an lucht féachana 6 noun couragemisneach masc1  c m uuchtach masc1  c m usponc masc1  c m u 7 noun COOK offalinní
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to pluck sth out of the air

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to pluck sth from the air

) rud a chumadhtheir figures were obviously plucked out of the air ba léir gur cumadh a gcuid figiúirí, ba léir gur chumadóireacht iad na figiúirí a bhí acuthese objectives have not been plucked out of thin air ní ón ngaoth a fuarthas na cuspóirí seo

to pluck at sb's heartstrings

corraí croí a chur ar dhuine

to pluck your eyebrows

COSMdo mhalaí a phiocadh

to pluck sb from obscurity

she plucks them from obscurity and turns them into stars ní bhíonn aithne ná eolas orthu ach déanann sí réaltaí díobh

to pluck up the courage to do sth

do mhisneach a chruinniú le rud a dhéanamh