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  1. yanknoun

    A Yankee, a Northerner: someone from the Northern United States.

    tug, jerk

  2. Yanknoun

    A Yankee, an American: someone from the United States.

    They yanked the product as soon as they learned it was unsafe.

    tug, jerk, recall, pull

  3. Yanknoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yankee, Yank, Northernernoun

    an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

  2. Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodleverb

    an American (especially to non-Americans)

  3. yank, jerkverb

    pull, or move with a sudden movement

    "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

    jerk, flick, hitch, twitch, buck

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  1. tug

    as to quickly tug, jerk or pull at something attached by a rope or other line held in hand.

    they all grabbed the rope in unison and yanked it quickly & even harder, so as to dislodge it from it's place of mooring.

    Submitted by acronimous on December 8, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. yanknoun

    pull, jerk, twitch

  2. yankverb

    pull, jerk, twitch, snatch

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  1. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    There is a need to look at the PIB as it was submitted to the sixth assembly and try and tinker with that a bit, there are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.

  2. Brian Encinia:

    Step out, or I will remove you, i'm going to yank you out of here.

  3. Jamie Ewing:

    I don’t want us to open, be back for a week and then shut it down again. We can’t do that to our kids, they get excited, they get back, they get into a routine and then we’ll yank the rug out from under them again.

  4. Bowen Yang:

    Hey, don't do that. Don't just yank the plunger off the nipple like that, you know, the idea of asking TikTok stars how to fight Russia might sound like a joke, but remember, they said the same thing about the radio in World War II.

  5. Adam Jentleson:

    To yank the bill out of committee and rush it to the floor unilaterally with no input from the Democrats who have worked very hard on this issue makes it clear that Republicans are looking to score cheap political points instead of producing the bipartisan outcome that is Israel's best interest, that action, in the blink of an eye, undermines a tremendous amount of bipartisan effort to move the process forward in a way that kept Democrats and Republicans together.

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