pluck at

Definition of pluck at

:to pull part of (something) with one's fingers especially more than once
  • He nervously plucked at the blanket.

Word by Word Definitions

pluck play
  1. : to pull or pick off or out

  2. : to remove something (such as hairs) from by or as if by plucking

  3. : rob, fleece

  1. : an act or instance of plucking or pulling

  2. : the heart, liver, lungs, and trachea of a slaughtered animal especially as an item of food

  3. : courageous readiness to fight or continue against odds : dogged resolution


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