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yank

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of yank

  1. the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <had to give the shoe a good yank to get it off> Synonyms draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, wrench, pullRelated Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms heave, shove, thrustAntonyms push




yank

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of yank

  1. 1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion <she stupidly yanked the wheel while I was driving> Synonyms buck, hitch, hoick, jolt, twitch, jerkRelated Words bump, jounce, lurch, pitch, stagger; jig, jiggle, jog, joggle, shake; drag, lug, pull, tug; pluck, tweak; grab, rip, snap (up), snatch, tear, wrench, wrest, wring

  2. 2 to draw out by force or with effort <yanked out a tooth with a pair of pliers> Synonyms corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, extractRelated Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  3. 3 to separate or remove by forceful pulling <grab the other one, and let's see if we can't yank these two grocery carriages apart> Synonyms rip, wrench, wrest, tearRelated Words grab, nab, seize, snap (up), snatch; lop (off), nip; amputate, cut (off), dissever, sever; extract, force, jerk, prize, pry, pull, root (out), uprootNear Antonyms reattach




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