Yankee, Yank, Northerner(noun)
an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle(verb)
an American (especially to non-Americans)
pull, or move with a sudden movement
"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
A sudden, vigorous pull (sometimes defined as mass times jerk, or rate of change of force).
To pull something with a quick, strong action.
to remove from circulation
They yanked the product as soon as they learned it was unsafe.
A Yankee, a Northerner: someone from the Northern United States.
A Yankee, an American: someone from the United States.
Origin: From Yankee.
a jerk or twitch
to twitch; to jerk
an abbreviation of Yankee
Origin: [Cf. Scot. yank a sudden and severe blow.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yangk, v.t. to carry, move with a jerk (with out, over).—n. (Scot.) a blow, buffet.—n. Yank′er (Scot.), a rap: a big lie.—adj. Yank′ing (Scot.), active: (U.S.) pulling, jerking.—n. Yank′ie (Scot.), a scold: an impudent woman. [Scand., Sw. prov. jakka, to rove about, Ice. jaga, to move about.]
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The numerical value of yank in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of yank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Step out, or I will remove you, i'm going to yank you out of here.
There are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
There is a need to look at the PIB as it was submitted to the sixth assembly and try and tinker with that a bit, there are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.
To yank the bill out of committee and rush it to the floor unilaterally with no input from the Democrats who have worked very hard on this issue makes it clear that Republicans are looking to score cheap political points instead of producing the bipartisan outcome that is Israel's best interest, that action, in the blink of an eye, undermines a tremendous amount of bipartisan effort to move the process forward in a way that kept Democrats and Republicans together.
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Translations for yank
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- aus dem Verkehr ziehen, RuckGerman
- dar un tirón, tirón, tirar, tironearSpanish
- کشش ناگهانیPersian
- [[vetää]] [[pois]] [[markkinat, riuhtoa, vetäistä, kiskaisu, kiskaista, riuhtaisu, vetäisy, riuhtaistaFinnish
- coup sec, tirer d'un coup secFrench
- slaod, tarraingScottish Gaelic
- strappar viaItalian
- дёргать, дёрганье, рывок, вырыватьRussian
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