To pull (at) with a quick, slight jerk; pluck
To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
To get (a small amount of sleep).
To pull; tug; snatch
To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.
To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
To turn over quickly; specif., to execute a flip
To move in a succession of quick, slight jerks; rock lightly
To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
(--- Slang) To sell (a narcotic) illegally:
To stir the emotions:
Find another word for yanking. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for yanking, like: jerking, twitching, tugging, snatching, pulling, plucking, extracting, wrenching, flipping, jiggling and dragging.