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pluck from

1. To grasp something with one's fingers or a grasping instrument and pull or tug it forcibly and abruptly off, out of, or away from something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "pluck" and "from." He reached over and plucked the badge from her jacket. I sat plucking cactus spines from my foot with tweezers.
2. To remove someone from some undesirable state or place in order to elevate them to a better position or status. A noun or pronoun is used between "pluck" and "from." The famous director plucked the young woman from obscurity and made her a worldwide star almost overnight. The child barely had enough to eat each day until he was plucked from the streets by a wealthy benefactor.
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pluck something from someone or something

to pick, grab, or snatch something from someone. Sally plucked a chocolate from the box and popped it into her mouth. He stooped over and plucked a rose from the bush.
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By shaping the eyebrows and giving them more arch, plucking from the middle out, Penel's brow bone area will become more prominent, and the space between her eyes and brow will increase.
l If your brows lack a natural arch, create one by plucking from the bottom edge, halfway along, and taking a few hairs from the top edge on either side.
Start plucking from underneath, upwards to lengthen the actual eyelid area.