to pluck up

Related to to pluck up: buck up, pluck up courage
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
To gather up; to summon; as, to pluck up courage.
- Jer. xii. 17.

See also: Pluck, Pluck

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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