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Synonyms for Yank

Synonyms for Yank

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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No, the team from the Bronx is getting yanked -- pardon the expression -- around by National League teams.
Some NBC affiliates yanked the show before NBC officially pulled the plug or never aired it at all.
Then there was the perception that CBS paid Michael Jackson for his interview on ``60 Minutes'' by agreeing to air a previously yanked special after he sat down and spoke to Ed Bradley.
A ``shorty'' led Shelton to develop his hook, of which the eye is placed near the start of the circle of the hook, allowing the hook to spin, and be released, when yanked.
Should he stay where he is, or be yanked from the section and sent to the Opinion pages .
As tempers heated up, Sofsky yanked on Randi Valli's chair and then grabbed her by the shoulders, Samonsky said.
Three layers of skin later, I got that Biore Pore Perfect Strip off my face, but what results: There, on the strip's shiny side, was a microscopic land of jutting mountains - mountains of icky, zit-producing grime yanked from my pores.
A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was yanked off his bike Thursday by a low-lying telephone wire apparently knocked loose by a big rig, officials said.