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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 of yank draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, wrench, pullWords Related to yank drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms of yank heave, shove, thrustAntonyms of yank 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 of yank buck, hitch, hoick, jolt, twitch, jerkWords Related to yank 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 of yank corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, extractWords Related to yank mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms of yank 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 of yank rip, wrench, wrest, tearWords Related to yank grab, nab, seize, snap (up), snatch; lop (off), nip; amputate, cut (off), dissever, sever; extract, force, jerk, prize, pry, pull, root (out), uprootNear Antonyms of yank reattach



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