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yanking

verb
present participle of yank

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1 to move or cause to move with a sharp quick motion
  • she stupidly yanked the wheel while I was driving

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2 to draw out by force or with effort
  • yanked out a tooth with a pair of pliers

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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

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“Yanking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yanking. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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