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verb pluck pronunciation in British English /plʌk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypluck
he/she/itplucks
present participleplucking
past tenseplucked
past participleplucked
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  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] music to pull the strings of a musical instrument with your fingers in order to produce a sound
    He plucked absent-mindedly at the guitar strings.
  2. 4
    [transitive] to take someone quickly from a particular place or situation
    Ships in the area plucked 45 people from the sea.
    pluck someone to safety: Rescue crews plucked them to safety.

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