名词:plucker 动词过去式:plucked 过去分词:plucked 现在分词:plucking 第三人称单数:plucks
1 [Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] ~ sth (off/out) gather or remove sth by pulling; pick sth 拔除或摘除某物; 采某物
*pluck a rose from the garden 从花园里摘一朵玫瑰花
* pluck one's eyebrows, ie use tweezers to remove unwanted hairs 拔眉毛
* pluck off the dead flowers 掐掉凋谢的花
* pluck out a grey hair 拔下一根灰白的头发.
2 [Tn] pull the feathers off (a goose, chicken, etc) in order to prepare it for cooking 拔去（鹅、鸡等）的毛（以备烹调）
*Have the turkeys been plucked? 火鸡的毛都拔了吗?
3 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ (at sth) take hold of (sth) and pull it; snatch at (sth) 拉住或抓住（某物）
*The child was plucking at her mother's skirt. 那孩子揪住母亲的裙子.
* A stranger plucked at my sleeve as I was leaving. 我刚要离去, 一个陌生人拽我的袖子.
4 (US pick) [Tn] sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling and releasing them 弹或拨（乐器的弦）
*pluck the strings of a guitar 弹吉他的弦.
5 (idm 习语) pluck up `courage (to do sth) make an effort to be brave 鼓起勇气
*I shall have to pluck up courage and speak to her about it. 我得鼓起勇气跟她谈这件事.
* He can't pluck up the courage to leave home. 他鼓不起离开家的勇气.
1 [U] (infml 口) courage, esp in the face of a stronger opponent or of hardship; bravery 勇气, 胆量（尤指面对强敌或困难的）
*She showed a lot of pluck in dealing with the intruders. 她对付那些闯入的歹徒表现得十分勇敢.
2 [C usu sing 通常作单数] short sharp pull 快而猛的拉
*feel a pluck at one's sleeve 觉得袖子被人猛拉了一下.
3 [U] heart, liver and lungs of an animal, as food （动物的）心, 肝, 肺（作食物者）.