- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pluck.
“It'll take several "plucks," but you'll get it done.”
“I think Joy Behar is a total riot and I love that she is an outspoken liberal. .but this show still kind of plucks my nerves.”
“Surely putting out the message not to delete a recorded programme is akin to the cartoon favourite "I'm just putting this pie on the window ledge to cool" when there is a hungry dog in the room," muses Phil Withall.6 min: A high cross-field pass from left to right goes over Iniesta, who just turns and plucks it out of the sky before it goes out for a goal-kick.”
“City pump the ball back into the mixer, where Tim Howard plucks it from the sky.”
“Boland sits on a wedge of limestone and plucks at a skin of moss.”
“Gantz Vol. 4 (Dark Horse): This book is about a weird computer that plucks people from their lives to kill aliens or die trying.”
“Watercolour," a show at the Tate Britain museum in London, plucks the art from its usual context—shows of U.K. landscape painters—and traces it back through 800 years of history, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to abstract works of modern-day artists.”
“It's like hitting the financial sector jackpot: Warren Buffett plucks you out of relative obscurity and anoints you as a possible successor to his throne.”
“She plucks her cocktail straw out of her drink and flicks it in disgust.”
“I am here, watching men pluck grapes off lush, heavy vines while my mother plucks a tuna sandwich out of a Dumpster four thousand miles away.”
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