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yank

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verb \ˈyaŋk\

Simple Definition of yank

  • : to suddenly pull (something) in a quick, forceful way

  • : to quickly or suddenly remove (something or someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yank

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to pull on something with a quick vigorous movement

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to pull or extract with a quick vigorous movement

  5. 2 :  to remove in or as if in an abrupt manner <yanked the story from the evening edition>

Examples of yank in a sentence

  1. He yanked the door shut.

  2. She yanked on the dog's leash.



Origin and Etymology of yank

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1822


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yank

noun

Simple Definition of yank

  • : a strong, quick pull

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yank

  1. :  a strong sudden pull :  jerk

Examples of yank in a sentence

  1. <had to give the shoe a good yank to get it off>



Circa 1864

First Known Use of yank

circa 1864


Yank

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noun \ˈyaŋk\

Simple Definition of Yank

  • : a person from the U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Yank

  1. :  yankee

1778

First Known Use of yank

1778



YANK Defined for Kids

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yank

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noun \ˈyaŋk\

Definition of yank for Students

  1. :  a strong sudden pull :  jerk




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yank

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verb

Definition of yank for Students

yanked

yanking

  1. :  to pull suddenly or forcefully <I go over and yank his arm and make him sit down. — Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Shiloh>





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