Meaning

Primary

To Pull Something Out

Alternative

To Pluck

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an  sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means pull out so the verb vocab version is to pull something out.

This word often implies that the pulling out requires force or effort. It's a pretty versatile word, and can also cover things like letting the air out of something, draining the water out of something, and even overtaking someone or pulling through difficulties.

Reading

ぬく
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as the one you learned with the kanji. Just go ahead and extract it out of your memory so you can use it here.

Context

Context Sentences

ワサビ抜きにしてもらえますか?

Can you leave out the wasabi?

Kanji Composition