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synonyms for plucked

  • clutch
  • cull
  • harvest
  • snatch
  • strum
  • yank
  • catch
  • collect
  • draw
  • finger
  • gather
  • jerk
  • plunk
  • tug
  • tweak
  • pull at
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antonyms for plucked

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  • disperse
  • distribute
  • divide
  • misunderstand
  • push
  • scatter
  • insert
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How to use plucked in a sentence

Edna plucked all the bright flowers she could find, and went into the house with them, she and the little dog.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
She plucked and tore at her arms for a little time; but I held her hands, and she soon dropped off.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Woe to you if you fall into his clutches; before you come out of them you will be plucked, veritably flayed.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
The newsdealer was looking the other way as he made change so Lamb plucked back his nickel.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
In a sudden, blind choler, she swept round, plucked the dagger from Tressan's belt and flung herself upon the treacherous captain.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He has been teasing my parrot in its cage, and has plucked so many of its feathers that it now looks like a beaked rat.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
And his daughter, too, was another and far statelier lady than she whom Richard Longsword had plucked from the Berbers.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
I continued grasping the handle, and mercifully, as the door was plucked from my hand with an irresistible force, I awoke.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
In her slender hands swayed a long red-willow wand, plucked by the side of the black rock platform.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
With noiseless step, the tall Harun glided from behind a pillar and plucked Musa's elbow.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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