pluck up


Definition of pluck up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assume an appearance of :  bring to the fore :  summon plucked his nerve up to demand an explanation

  3. 2 :  to eradicate by or as if by tearing up by the roots

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to assume an appearance (as of valor) especially in response to a particular stress

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Origin and Etymology of pluck up

Middle English plucken up, from plucken to pluck + up, adverb

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