There are 2 definitions of Yank in English:

Yank

Syllabification: Yank
Pronunciation: /yaNGk
 
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noun

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There are 2 definitions of Yank in English:

yank

Syllabification: yank
Pronunciation: /yaNGk
 
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informal

verb

[with object]
  • Pull with a jerk: her hair was yanked, and she screamed [with object]: he yanked her to her feet [no object]: Liz yanked at her arm
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    • Two steps and he was at my side, his hand wrapped in my hair, yanking my face up to him.
    • He grabbed the back of my head, weaving his fingers in my hair and then yanked my head up.
    • As Jimmy reached me, he pulled my hair, yanking my head back as he placed the gun to my neck.

noun

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  • A sudden hard pull: one of the other girls gave her ponytail a yank
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    • Brion pulled him up with a swift yank and continued to walk as if nothing had happened.
    • After yet more threats and a hard yank on the arm she walked out of her cell and was led to the Ceremony Room.
    • A sudden yank and that temporary feeling was gone, she was back on the bed in a daze.
    Synonyms
    jerk, pull, tug, wrench; snatch, seize

Origin

late 18th century (as a Scots word in the sense 'sudden sharp blow'): of unknown origin.

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