Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] PLUCK NP2[patient[concrete]] (PP[locative])
She plucked flowers in the garden.
Please pluck the chickens for dinner tonight.
The teacher plucked a pen from the case and started writing
The hawk plucked the field mouse from the road.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5, 6
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] PLUCK NP2[patient[concrete]] Includes: PLUCK AT
NOTE: Compare to sense 1. In this sense, the NP2 (thing being plucked) does not get removed from it's location.
The musician plucked the strings of his mandolin.
Arrie plucked at the loose threads on her dress.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
Mark was a salesman who plucked you for all you had.
The dealer plucked these designer bags off the streets of Prague.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3