1 tr to pull off (feathers, fruit, etc.) from (a fowl, tree, etc.)
2 when intr, foll by: at to pull or tug
3 tr; foll by: off, away, etc.
Archaic to pull (something) forcibly or violently (from something or someone)
4 tr to sound (the strings) of (a musical instrument) with the fingers, a plectrum, etc.
5 tr another word for →
strip 1 →
Slang to fleece or swindle
7 courage, usually in the face of difficulties or hardship
9 the heart, liver, and lungs, esp. of an animal used for food
(Old English pluccian, plyccan; related to German pflücken)
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