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Pluck, 1) to puil off, to gather, to pick; applied to flowers or fruits: Ven. 416. Ven. 416 Ven. 416 Ven. 416 Sonn. 98, 8. Pilgr. 131. Pilgr. 131 240 and LLL IV, 3, 112. LLL IV, 3, 112 Tp. II, 2, 164. Merch. I, 1, 18 “(--ing the grass, to know where sits the wind).” R2 III, 2, 19. H4A II, 3, 10. H6A II, 4, 30. H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 H6A II, 4, 30 Oth. V, 2, 13. Per. IV, 6, 46. to p. up == to tear up by the root: “and by the spurs --ed up the pine and cedar,” Tp. V, 47. “the weeds . . . are --ed up root and all by Bolingbroke,” R2 III, 4, 52 (Ff pulled). “such withered herbs are meet for --ing up,” Tit. III, 1, 179. “as if he --ed up kisses by the roots that grew upon my lips,” Oth. III, 3, 423.
2) to pull, to tug, to tear; absol.: “--ing to unfix an enemy,” H4B IV, 1, 208. Transitively: “liberty --s justice by the nose,” Meas. I, 3, 29. V, 343. “--s dead lions by the beard,” John II, 138. Lr. III, 7, 36. “p. him by the elbow,” H4B I, 2, 81. “by the sleeve,” Caes. I, 2, 179. With adverbs or prepositional expressions denoting an effect: “p. them asunder,” Hml. V, 1, 287. “as he --ed his cursed steel away,” Caes. III, 2, 181. “you p. my foot awry,” Shr. IV, 1, 150. “whose overweening arm I have --ed back,” H6B III, 1, 159. “--s it back again,” Rom. II, 2, 181. to p. down == a) to pull or throw down: let's p. him down (from the throne) H6C I, 1, 59. “p. Aufidius down by the hair,” Cor. I, 3, 33. cf. “p. down my officers, break my decrees,” H4B IV, 5, 118. “to p. down justice from your awful bench,” V, 2, 86. b) to demolish, to overthrow: “p. down the rich,” Ven. 1150. “all houses must be --ed down,” Meas. I, 2, 99. II, 1, 65. “your cares set up do not p. my cares down,” R2 IV, 195. “to p. a kingdom down and set another up,” H4B I, 3, 49. “who set thee up and --ed thee down,” H6C V, 1, 26. “Ajax employed --s down Achilles plumes,” Troil. I, 3, 386. “do one p. down another,” III, 3, 86. “p. down benches, forms,” Caes. III, 2, 263. Caes. III, 2, 263 “-- --ing the entrails of an offering forth,” Caes. II, 2, 39. “p. off the bull's horns,” Ado I, 1, 265. “--s off my beard,” Hml. II, 2, 600. “pursue him to his house and p. him thence,” Cor. III, 1, 309. “his guilty hand --ed up the latch,” Lucr. 358. “and p. up drowned honour by the locks,” H4A I, 3, 205. to p. out: “p. me out all the linen,” Wiv. IV, 2, 155. “p. out his eyes,” Meas. IV, 3, 124. Err. IV, 4, 107. Mcb. II, 2, 59. Lr. I, 4, 324. III, 7, 5. to p. it out (the sting) Shr. II, 212. “p. out the multitudinous tongue,” Cor. III, 1, 155. p. it (a hair) “out,” Troil. I, 2, 179. “you would p. out the heart of my mystery,” Hml. III, 2, 382. “it --s out brains and all,” Oth. II, 1, 128. “-- to p. him from his horse,” Ven. 30. to p. the quills from ancient ravens' wings, Lucr Ven. 30 “--ed the knife from Lucrece' side,” Ven. 30 “p. the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,” Sonn. 19, 3. “a team of horse shall not p. that from me,” Gent. III, 1, 266. “to p. this crawling serpent from my breast,” Mids. II, 2, 146. “p. the wings from painted butter flies,” III, 1, 175. “p. the young cubs from the she-bear,” Merch. II, 1, 29. “my rights and royalties --ed from my arms perforce,” R2 II, 3, 121. “to p. him headlong from the throne,” V, 1, 65. “to p. bright honour from the pale-faced moon,” H4A I, 3, 202. “I --ed this glove from his helm,” H5 IV, 7, 162. “p. the crown from Henry's head,” H6B V, 1, 2. H6C II, 1, 153. “--ed two crutches from my feeble limbs,” R3 II, 2, 58. “and from her jealous arms p. him perforce,” III, 1, 36. “from Cupid's shoulder p. his painted wings,” Troil. III, 2, 15. “p. the mangled Tybalt from his shroud,” Rom. IV, 3, 52. “p. the grave senate from the bench,” Tim. IV, 1, 5. “p. the lined crutch from thy old limping sire,” Tim. IV, 1, 5 “p. stout men's pillows from below their heads,” IV, 3, 32 (to make them die). “these growing feathers --ed from Caesar's wing,” Caes. I, 1, 77. “I would have --ed my nipple from his boneless gums,” Mcb. I, 7, 57. “p. from the memory a rooted sorrow,” V, 3, 41. “I may be --ed into the swallowing womb of this deep pit,” Tit. II, 3, 239. “to p. him off me,” Shr. IV, 1, 80. “stakes --ed out of hedges,” H6A I, 1, 117. “will you p. your sword out of his pilcher by the ears?” Rom. III, 1, 83. “p. but his name out of his heart,” Caes. III, 3, 38. “to p. a dainty doe to ground,” Tit. II, 2, 26. “I have no strength to p. thee to the brink,” II, 3, 241. “may all the building in my fancy p. upon my hateful life,” Lr. IV, 2, 85.
Used of garments or ornaments put on or taken off with some force: “p. my magic garment from me,” Tp. I, 2, 24. “p. the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page,” Wiv. III, 2, 41. nor p. it (the ring) “from his finger,” Merch. V, 173. “we must have your doublet and hose --ed over your head,” As IV, 1, 207. mend the --ing off the other (boot) Shr. IV, 1, 151. “p. but off these rags,” Wint. IV, 3, 55. p. it o'er your brows (i. e. a hat) IV, 4, 665. that high royalty (i. e. the crown; cf. R3 V, 5, 6) “was ne'er --ed off,” John IV, 2, 5. “the cloak of night being --ed off from their backs,” R2 III, 2, 45. “from the commonest creature p. a glove,” R2 V, 3, 17. “the fifth Harry from curbed licence --s the muzzle of restraint,” H4B IV, 5, 131. “they will p. the gay new coats o'er the French soldiers' heads,” H5 IV, 3, 118. “this long-usurped royalty from the dead temples of this bloody wretch have I --ed off,” R3 V, 5, 6. “he --ed me ope his doublet,” Caes. I, 2, 267. “their hats are --ed about their ears,” II, 1, 73. “off, p. off!” Ant. IV, 14, 37. “she --ed it off to send it me,” Cymb. II, 4, 104.
3) to strip of feathers: “since I --ed geese,” Wiv. V, 1, 26. “we'll p. a crow together,” Err. III, 1, 83 (a proverbial expression, == we have to settle accounts). “an argument that he is --ed, when hither he sends so poor a pinion of his wing,” Ant. III, 12, 3.
4) to draw (without the idea of force or violence): “I here could p. his highness' frown upon you,” Tp. V, 127. “to p. his indignation on thy head,” All's III, 2, 32. “the angle that --s our son thither,” Wint. IV, 2, 52. “they will p. away his natural cause and call them meteors,” John III, 4, 156. “you p. a thousand dangers on your head,” R2 II, 1, 205. “when youth with comeliness --ed all gaze his way,” Cor. I, 3, 8. “to p. proud Lucius from the warlike Goths,” Tit. IV, 4, 110. “modest wisdom --s me from over-credulous haste,” Mcb. IV, 3, 119. “that stroke, which since hath --ed him after,” Lr. IV, 2, 78. “to p. the common bosom on his side,” V, 3, 49. “how she --ed him to my chamber,” Oth. IV, 1, 145. “that our stirring can from the lap of Egypt's widow p. Antony,” Ant. II, 1, 37. With back: “if Nature, as thou goest onwards, still will p. thee back,” Sonn. 126, 6 (== will not let thee become old). “more straining on for --ing back,” Wint. IV, 4, 476. “one that will either push on or p. back thy business there,” Wint. IV, 4, 476 “the hand could p. her back that shoved her on,” Ant. I, 2, 131. With on, == to excite, to cause: “to p. on others,” Meas. II, 4, 147. “may rather p. on laughter than revenge,” Tw. V, 374. “hath --ed on France to tread down fair respect,” John III, 1, 57. “sin will p. on sin,” R3 IV, 2, 65.
With from, == to derive, to receive, to obtain: “not from the stars do I my judgment p.” Sonn. 14, 1. “and p. commiseration of his state from brassy bosoms,” Merch. IV, 1, 30. “I did p. allegiance from men's hearts,” H4A III, 2, 52. “--s comfort from his looks,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “would p. reproof and rebuke from every ear that heard it,” Cor. II, 2, 37. “thus to have said, . . . had from him --ed either his gracious promise,” II, 3, 200. “did not p. such envy from him,” Hml. IV, 7, 75. “I would not thy good deeds should from my lips p. a hard sentence,” Cymb. V, 5, 289. cf. “his speech sticks in my heart. Mine ear must p. it thence,” Ant. I, 5, 42.
5) Even without from, == to get, to obtain, to win: “a word for shadows like myself, as take the pain, but cannot p. the pelf,” Pilgr. 192. a man may draw his heart out, ere a' p. one (a good woman in a lottery) All's I, 3, 93. With down: “what my prayers p. down,” All's I, 1, 78. “can I do this, and cannot get a crown? tut, were it farther off, I'll p. it down,” H6C III, 2, 195.
6) to take away: “to p. all fears out of you,” Meas. IV, 2, 206. “thy sad aspect hath from the number of thy banished years --ed four away,” R2 I, 3, 211. “thou canst p. nights from me, but not lend a morrow,” R2 I, 3, 211 “wilt thou p. my fair son from my age?” V, 2, 92. “if the opposed numbers p. their hearts from them,” H5 IV, 1, 309. “and from the cross-row --s the letter G,” R3 I, 1, 55. “all this from my remembrance brutish wrath sinfully --ed,” II, 1, 119. “p. off a little,” H8 II, 3, 40 (== let us descend still lower). “to p. from them their tribunes for ever,” Cor. IV, 3, 25. “such a deed as from the body of contraction --s the very soul,” Hml. III, 4, 46. to p. away == to make away with: “the caterpillars of the commonwealth, which I have sworn to weed and p. away,” R2 II, 3, 167. “seeking means to p. away their power,” Cor. III, 3, 96.
7) p. up thy spirits == raise thy spirits, take courage: “p. up thy spirits; look cheerfully upon me,” Shr. IV, 3, 38. Intr. p. up == collect thyself: “p. up, my heart, and be sad,” Ado V, 1, 207.
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