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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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