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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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Jack Kenny, creator of NBC's short-lived ``The Book of Daniel,'' said his controversial show, which also included a young gay male character, was yanked off the air after just four episodes (six were shot in all) after being relegated to a Friday night time slot where it suffered low ratings.
But their victory will never see airtime: The series, which featured seven "diverse" families competing to live in Texas's version of Grover's Comers, was yanked off ABC's schedule in June under threats of lawsuits by housing activists and complaints from media watchdogs.
Kirchner then yanked Baseotto's state salary, effectively ending the bishop's relationship with the military.
Applying a negative voltage to the tip yanked the electron back, returning the gold atom to its neutral state.
AOL yanked Gnutella because, as one executive says, "This is complicated for us.
Film columnist Jeffrey Wells pithily observes, "A movie that had the foresight to capture a national nightmare and arrive right on the heels of a bloody real-life trauma gets yanked because it's too real.
Moonves yanked the miniseries a mere two weeks before it was to air, declaring it not up to CBS' standards.
Hours really was yanked from Venice because of production problems--smoothing out those three overlapping plots from different eras.
When I made a mistake, I was always yanked out of the game.
The far right group Focus on the Family has slapped a federal lawsuit on a Florida transit authority after advertisements for its "ex-gay" Love Won Out conference were yanked from Tampa-area bus shelters.
The protest, which Charles did not see because he was meeting with President Carlos Menem, turned violent when a dozen demonstrators yanked open the gates of the residence in Buenos Aires's elegant Recoleta district.
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.