Definition of yank verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

yank

 verb
verb
NAmE//yæŋk//
 
[transitive, intransitive](informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yank
 
he / she / it yanks
 
past simple yanked
 
-ing form yanking
 
 
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to pull something or someone hard, quickly and suddenly yank something/somebody (+ adv./prep.) He yanked her to her feet. yank something (+ adj.) I yanked the door open. (+ adv./prep.) Liz yanked at my arm.
She gave the rope a yank.
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