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English definition of “yank”

yank

verb [T]  /jæŋk/ us  
to pull something forcefully with a quick movement: They yanked open the screen door to run into the kitchen for cookies.
yank
noun [C]  /jæŋk/ us  
She gave a yank to the reins and the horse stopped.
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