Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pluck

6 senses of pluck

Sense 1
pluck, tweak, pull off, pick off -- (pull or pull out sharply; "pluck the flowers off the bush")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 2
hustle, pluck, roll -- (sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 3
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook -- (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)
       => cheat, rip off, chisel -- (deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money")

Sense 4
pluck, plunk, pick -- (pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 5
pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume -- (strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon")
       => strip -- (remove the surface from; "strip wood")

Sense 6
pick, pluck, cull -- (look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers")
       => gather, garner, collect, pull together -- (assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

Antonyms of adj plucked

2 senses of plucked

Sense 1
plucked (vs. bowed) -- (of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum)

bowed (vs. plucked) -- (of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow)
        => arco -- ((of instruments in the violin family) to be played with the bow)

Sense 2
plucked -- (having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl; "a plucked chicken"; "an unfeathered goose")

INDIRECT (VIA unfeathered) -> feathered -- (having or covered with feathers; "our feathered friends")

Similarity of adj plucked

2 senses of plucked

Sense 1
plucked (vs. bowed) -- (of a stringed instrument; sounded with the fingers or a plectrum)
       => pizzicato -- ((of instruments in the violin family) to be plucked with the finger)

Sense 2
plucked -- (having the feathers removed, as from a pelt or a fowl; "a plucked chicken"; "an unfeathered goose")
       => unfeathered (vs. feathered), featherless -- (having no feathers; "a featherless biped"; "the unfeathered legs of an Orpington")

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