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yank

 
 
pronunciation:
yaengk
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: yanks, yanking, yanked
definition: (informal) to pull or take out suddenly; jerk.
The dog yanked the hamburger from the little girl's hand.
synonyms:
jerk
similar words:
extract, hitch, pluck, pull, tear, tug, twitch, wrest
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) a sudden pull; jerk.
With one yank, he pulled the toy out of the dog's mouth.
synonyms:
jerk, wrench
similar words:
hitch, pull, tug, twitch