To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion
A sudden motion, such as a pull
It got hung up on a stump and she had to yank from another direction to dislodge it.
She tried to yank free, and he pulled her body against his, moving them both into the alcove.
"I'll yank her out of there so fast, not even—" "You'll know when."
Struggling into his shirt, Charles tried to yank away, but Darian Traveled to his cabin before releasing him.
If, while you're swimming, you feel trunks or a bikini bottom start to slide down, you can stop and yank the offending garment back in place.