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pluck

US [plʌk]
UK [plʌk]
  • v.摘;拔;采摘;拔掉
  • n.胆识;胆量;意志
  • Web勇气;拉;鼓起
Simple Present:plucks  Present Participle:plucking  Past Tense:plucked  
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v.
毛发hair
1.
[t]
~ sth (out)
摘;拔to pull out hairs with your fingers or with tweezers
She plucked out a grey hair.
她拔掉了一根灰白头发。
expertly plucked eyebrows
拔得精巧的眉毛
鸡等chicken, etc.
2.
[t]
~ sth
拔掉,退去(死禽的毛)to pull the feathers off a dead bird, for example a chicken, in order to prepare it for cooking
乐器musical instrument
3.
[t][i]
~ (at) sth
弹,弹拨(乐器的弦)to play a musical instrument, especially a guitar , by pulling the strings with your fingers
to pluck the strings of a violin
弹拨小提琴的弦
He took the guitar and plucked at the strings.
他拿起吉他拨动起琴弦来。
移开人╱物remove sb/sth
4.
[t]
~ sb (from sth) (to sth)
解救;搭救to remove sb from a place or situation, especially one that is unpleasant or dangerous
Police plucked a drowning girl from the river yesterday.
昨天警方从河里救起了一名溺水少女。
Survivors of the wreck were plucked to safety by a helicopter.
沉船的幸存者被直升机营救脱险。
She was plucked from obscurity to instant stardom.
她得到提携,从默默无闻转瞬成为明星。
5.
[t]
~ sth (from sth)
抢夺to take hold of sth and remove it by pulling it
He plucked the wallet from the man's grasp.
他抢走了那个男人紧抓着的钱包。
果;花fruit/flower
6.
[t]
~ sth (from sth)
摘;掐;采摘to pick a fruit, flower, etc. from where it is growing
I plucked an orange from the tree.
我从树上摘了一个橙子。
IDM
I just plucked a figure out of the air and said : ‘Would £1 000 seem reasonable to you?’
我随口说出一个数字问道:“你看 1 000 英镑合适吗?”
pluck sth out of the air
脱口而出;随意回答to say a name, number, etc. without thinking about it, especially in answer to a question
I just plucked a figure out of the air and said : ‘Would £1 000 seem reasonable to you?’
我随口说出一个数字问道:“你看 1 000 英镑合适吗?”
I finally plucked up the courage to ask her for a date.
我终于鼓起勇气约她出去。
pluck up (the) courage (to do sth)
鼓起勇气(做某事)to make yourself do sth even though you are afraid to do it
I finally plucked up the courage to ask her for a date.
我终于鼓起勇气约她出去。
n.
1.
[u]
(informal)
胆识;胆量;意志courage and determination
It takes a lot of pluck to do what she did.
她这么做需要很大的胆量。

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