pluck up (the) courage

Definition of pluck up (the) courage

  1. :  to become brave enough (to do something) He finally plucked up the courage to ask her out on a date.

Word by Word Definitions

pluckplay
  1. :  to pull or pick off or out

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

    :  rob, fleece

  1. :  an act or instance of plucking or pulling

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

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

courageplay
  1. :  mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty


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