vt. to pluck sth out of the air：不假思索地说；脱口而出
It turns out that there is no evidence for the extent of health tourism—the 200 million figure seems to have been plucked out of the air.
vt. to pluck up courage：鼓起勇气
I slept in my car for two more days until I plucked up the courage to go home.
I eventually plucked up enough courage to ask her for a date.
vt. to pluck your eyebrows：拔眉毛；修眉毛
Sally spent hours getting ready, plucking her eyebrows and painting her nails.
He plucked the strings slowly.
Nell was plucking a harp.
She plucked his sleeve.
He plucked a stalk of dried fennel.
I plucked a lemon from the tree.
He plucked the baby out of my arms and ran off down the street.
They were plucked from the icy river.
The children were plucked to safety as the building burned around them.
Little companies are known for their pluck and perseverance, even in the face of a recession.
You had to admire the fighters' pluck in resisting their enemy.
She felt a pluck at her sleeve.