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Another word for yank

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Verb
  1. To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

      1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
      2. To pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement
      3. To move with a jerk or in jerks
      1. (Obs.) To get by cheating, robbing, tricking, etc.
      2. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
      3. (Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
      1. To open, close, or fit together with a click:
      2. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
      3. With, or as with, a snap
      1. To ache with a sudden, sharp pain
      2. To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk:
      3. To move with a quick, slight jerk or jerks or spasmodically
      1. To turn using a wrench:
      2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      3. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
    See also:

    move

    push

Noun
  1. A sudden motion, such as a pull

      1. (Slang) A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
      2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
      3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
      1. (Archaic) A situation in certain card games, in which the winner has more than double the score of the loser
      2. A lurching movement; sudden rolling, pitching, etc.
      3. The losing position of a cribbage player who has not passed the halfway mark at the end of the game.
      1. A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie:
      2. Something accomplished without effort.
      3. A snap bean.
      1. A contest; a struggle:
      2. A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
      3. An act or instance of tugging; hard pull
      1. A sudden, sharp pain; twinge
      2. A sudden, quick motion, esp. a spasmodic one; tic
      3. A quick, slight jerk
      1. A distortion in the original form or meaning of something written or spoken; a twisted interpretation.
      2. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
      3. A sudden, sharp twist or pull
    See also:

    move

    push

Another word for yank

Noun
      1. A sudden pulling; a tug:
      2. A quick, slight jerk
      3. A sudden, quick motion, esp. a spasmodic one; tic
      1. (Slang) A person regarded as disagreeable, contemptible, etc., esp. as the result of foolish or mean behavior
      2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
      3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
      1. A distortion in the original form or meaning of something written or spoken; a twisted interpretation.
      2. A sudden, sharp twist or pull
      3. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
      1. A mixed drink made with any of various alcoholic beverages and often including beaten eggs.
      2. A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is worn straight, with the ends rolled outward at the neck or shoulders
      3. A short, quick movement:
      1. A jiggling motion.
      2. A jiggling movement
      3. A weak, shaking movement.
      1. An act or instance of tugging; hard pull
      2. A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
      3. A contest; a struggle:
      1. The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
      2. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take:
      3. A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
      1. A device used to catch and haul up something under water; grapnel, dragnet, etc.
      2. The clothing characteristic of one sex when worn by a member of the opposite sex:
      3. Something dragged or pulled along the ground
    See also:

    pull

  1. See also:

    yanks

Verb
      1. To be capable of being pulled
      2. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      3. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
      1. To pull or drag forcibly:
      2. To pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag
      3. To pull; tug
      1. To pull something vigorously or repeatedly:
      2. To drag; haul
      3. To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
      1. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
      2. To be prolonged tediously; move or pass too slowly
      3. To bring up or catch by such means.
      1. To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.
      2. To move or rock lightly up and down or to and fro in an unsteady, jerky manner:
      3. To move in a succession of quick, slight jerks; rock lightly
      1. (Slang) To go crazy.
      2. To toss or move with a quick jerk; flick
      3. To turn over quickly; specif., to execute a flip
      1. To turn using a wrench:
      2. To give a twist, turn, or pull:
      3. To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
      1. To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk:
      2. To move jerkily or spasmodically.
      3. To pull (at) with a quick, slight jerk; pluck
    See also:

    draw

    jerk