To pull off, as feathers from a fowl, or fruit or flowers from a plant; pick off; gather; pick or cull, as berries or flowers.To pull; draw; drag: used either literally or figuratively.Especially To pull sharply; pull with sudden force or jerk; give a tugor twitch to; twitch; snatch; twang, as the strings of a harp or guitar.To strip, as a fowl, by pulling off its feathers; strip the feathers from: as, to pluck a fowl.To reject, after a university or other examination, as not coming up to the required standard.To summon or muster up: as, to pluck up courage, spirit, etc.Intrans., to collect one's self; gather spirit or courage.n. A pull; a tug; a twitch; a snatch: as, he gave the sword a pluck.n. A blow; a stroke.n. A bout; around.n. The heart, liver, and lungs or lights of a sheep, ox, or other animal used as butchers' meat: also used figuratively or humorously of the like parts of a human being.n. Hence Heart; courage; spirit; determined energy; resolution in the face of difficulties.n. The pogge, Agonus cataphractus.In geology, to pry off or tear away, as blocks of rock from the lee side of cliffs or projections, or more moderate slopes: said of the action of moving ice, as in glaciers. See plucking.To pull sharply, as if at the folds of a skirt: used with at.In geology, to break off easily in large pieces, as granite. See plucking.