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What is another word for pluck?

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To extract something by pulling or picking at it
“I removed the tweezers from my kit and began to carefully pluck the splinter from his finger.”
To catch hold of (and pull quickly)
“Seemingly from out of nowhere, Molly's sister appeared at his side to pluck at his jacket sleeve.”
To remove feathers from a bird
“They also need labor to cut the sugar cane, pluck the chickens, pick the oranges, mow the lawns, and make the beds.”
To harvest or gather something by pulling it
“Depending on their height, pickers had to bend over and down to pluck cotton from the bolls.”
To play a string instrument
“He let his fingernails grow long, the better to pluck his new classical guitar.”
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“Working agreements existed between many widely variegated groups which, in themselves, had nothing in common except the intent to pluck the gullible.”
To steal, especially in small quantities, or articles of small value
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Spirited and determined courage
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“Wendy couldn't help but admire the pluck and ingenuity these youngsters showed.”
An act of pulling something (to extract it)
“Tweezing is great for touching up any stray hairs, giving every woman the ability to perfect her look with a simple pluck.”
Violent or hostile behavior
The act of catching an object in motion
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