verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of yank
Words nearby yank
Example sentences from the Web for yanked
Two Ukrainian journalists were recently yanked out of taxis and beaten savagely, one shot in the chest and killed.Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame|Michael Weiss|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The uber addictive game (the biggest time water of 2014) was yanked from app stores after its creator, Don Nguyen, had had enough.An iPhone With Flappy Bird Was Selling For $100,000 on eBay|Marina Watts|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His conception of the absolute, he thought, could be yanked in to save people from themselves.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman|Bernard Avishai|February 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is difficult to know why this particular attack has yanked South Africans out of their complacency.
Last year, UPS, United Way, and Intel yanked funding over the anti-gay policies.Advocates Hail Boy Scouts Decision on Gay Members, but Fight Isn’t Over|Tricia Romano|January 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One was that he couldn't overtake the dog and the other was that all the speak was yanked out of him.That Pup|Ellis Parker Butler
The officer came up on his rear, yanked him by the ear, and sent him scurrying back into the mob.The Pacific Triangle|Sydney Greenbie
I heard the corner grocer snort, and use some language sour, because they yanked him into court for selling moldy flour.Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]|Walt Mason
The emergency cord had been yanked at the right moment so that the train would come to a stop at the right place.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
I grabbed Pitamakan by the arm, yanked him round, and silently pointed at it.With the Indians in the Rockies|James Willard Schultz