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1. To pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off, out or from, with a twitch. Thus we say, to pluck feathers from a fowl to pluck hair or wool from a skin to pluck grapes or other fruit.

They pluck the fatherless from the breast. Job 24

2. To strip by plucking as, to pluck a fowl.

They that pass by do pluck her. Psalms 80

The sense of this verb is modified by particles.

To pluck away, to pull away, or to separate by pulling to tear away.

He shall pluck away his crop with his feathers. Leviticus 1

To pluck down, to pull down to demolish or to reduce to a lower state.

To pluck off, is to pull or tear off as, to pluck off the skin. Micah 3

To pluck on, to pull or draw on.

pluck up, to tear up by the roots or from the foundation to eradicate to exterminate to destroy as, to pluck up a plant to pluck up a nation. Jeremiah 12

To pluck out, to draw out suddenly or to tear out as, to pluck out the eyes to pluck out the hand from the bosom. Psalms 74

To pluck up, to resume courage properly, to pluck up the heart. Not elegant.

PLUCK, n. The heart, liver and lights of an animal.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Pluck'. King James Dictionary.

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