1 pluck /ˈplʌk/ verb
plucks; plucked; plucking
1 pluck
plucks; plucked; plucking
Learner's definition of PLUCK
[+ object] : to pull (something) quickly to remove it
[+ object] : to remove some or all of the feathers or hairs from (something)
always followed by an adverb or preposition [+ object]
: to take (someone or something) away from a place or situation suddenly or by force
: to select or take (something) usually from a group, container, or place
: to pull and release (a string on a musical instrument) with your fingers in order to make a sound
[+ object]
[no object]
: to play (a guitar, banjo, etc.) by pulling and releasing the strings with your fingers
[+ object]
[no object]

pluck at

[phrasal verb]
pluck at (something)
: to pull part of (something) with your fingers especially more than once

pluck up (the) courage

◊ If you pluck up (the) courage to do something, you become brave enough to do it.
2 pluck /ˈplʌk/ noun
2 pluck
Learner's definition of PLUCK
[noncount] old-fashioned + informal
: a quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult : courage and determination