- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
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PLUCK, verb transitive
1. To pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off, out or from, with a twitch. Thus we say, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes or other fruit.
They pluck the fatherless from the breast. Job 24:9.
2. To strip by plucking; as, to pluck a fowl.
They that pass by do pluck her. Psalms 80:12.
The sense of this verb is modified by particles.
To pluck away, to pull away, or to separate by pulling; to tear away.
He shall pluck away his crop with his feathers. Leviticus 1:16.
To pluck down, to pull down; to demolish; or to reduce to a lower state.
To pluck off, is to pull or tear off; as, to pluck off the skin. Micah 3:2.
To pluck on, to pull or draw on.
PLUCK up, to tear up by the roots or from the foundation; to eradicate; to exterminate; to destroy; as, to pluck up a plant; to pluck up a nation. Jeremiah 12:14.
To pluck out, to draw out suddenly or to tear out; as, to pluck out the eyes; to pluck out the hand from the bosom. Psalms 74:11.
To pluck up, to resume courage; properly, to pluck up the heart. [Not elegant.]
PLUCK, noun The heart, liver and lights of an animal.
PLUCK'ED, participle passive Pulled off; stripped of feathers or hair.
PLUCK'ER, noun One that plucks.
PLUCK'ING, participle present tense Pulling off; stripping.