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yanks

noun
plural of yank

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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yanks

verb
present tense third-person singular of yank

Synonyms & Antonyms of yanks (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Yanks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yanks. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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