Yank


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to move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion

a sudden motion, such as a pull

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

an American (especially to non-Americans)

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pull, or move with a sudden movement

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Dat man dat bought me ain't a bad man; he's good enough, as planters goes; en if he could 'a' had his way I'd 'a' be'n a house servant in his fambly en be'n comfortable: but his wife she was a Yank, en not right down good lookin', en she riz up agin me straight off; so den dey sent me out to de quarter
Philander came panting and blowing beneath him, already too spent to struggle up to the safety of the limb, Tarzan reached down and, grasping him by the collar of his coat, yanked him to the limb by his side.
It's always a winner, especially with the women--so cunning, you know, so adorable cute, to be yanked out of its beloved master's pocket and to have such trust and confidence in him as to allow herself to be tossed around that way.
The next moment the rope sprang taut and yanked Sir Sagramor out of the saddle!
Jake caught him by the belt of his trousers and yanked him back.
An eyewitness said: "They tried to yank it out and tried it a few times but failed to get anything.
Still, the cross-cultural contacts forged in the Eagle Squadrons were to prove useful when the Yank volunteers were ordered into regular US Army Air Forces units in 1942.
Oliver's yank is invariably my wake-up call, a wake-up call that each one of us--daydreamer or not--occasionally needs.
The camaraderie among the 55 or so workers is amazing, said Sheri Yank, marketing coordinator at Gin-Cor.
The radical nature of Yank's anti-authoritarianism in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape (1921) demonstrates that he is totally at a loss about the positive functions of industrialism.
A play performed in eight scenes, The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, a lowly fireman shovelling coal into the fiery engine of a Transatlantic ocean liner, and his struggle to break free of his inescapable, ground-level position in the machine that fuels America.
THE Dandy Yank has been in great heart of late and looks the most solid option in the 32Red Free PS10 Bonus Handicap at Southwell.
Four-time world boxing champion Evander Holyfield and billionaire Yank Barry have started a campaign for support of refugees in Bulgaria.
Yank is a prominent author of computer related educational materials.
The son of Mustang Yank-Penny Eye has won nine opens for owners Lee Gifkins and Chris Sliney, from 642 to 750m, probably deriving a good measure of his stamina from Mustang Yank's dam Delarmo, who also won opens up to 750m for Ernie Gaskin.