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yankverb [T]

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

uk   /jæŋk/ us   /jæŋk/
[T usually + adv/prep] informal to pull something forcefully with a quick movement: He tripped over the cord and yanked the plug out. She yanked open the cupboard door and everything fell out.
[T often passive] mainly US informal to suddenly remove someone or something: I was yanked out of school and forced to go to work.
yank
noun [C usually singular] uk   us   informal
Give the door a yank and it should open.

Yanknoun [C]

uk   /jæŋk/ us   /jæŋk/ also Yankee informal
a person from the US: disapproving The place was full of Yanks.
(Definition of yank from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yank”
in Spanish tirón…
in Vietnamese cú giật mạnh…
in Malaysian rentapan…
in Thai การกระชาก…
in French secousse…
in German der Ruck…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛拉, 猛拽, 突然除掉…
in Turkish asılmak, çekmek…
in Russian дергать…
in Indonesian tarikan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛拉, 猛拽, 突然除掉…
in Polish szarpać…
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