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Yank

 (yăngk)
n.
1. Informal A native or inhabitant of a northern US state, especially a Union soldier during the Civil War.
2. Chiefly British A native or inhabitant of the United States.

yank

 (yăngk)
v. yanked, yank·ing, yanks
v.tr.
1. To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk: yanked the emergency cord.
2. Informal To extract or remove abruptly: yanked the starting pitcher early in the game.
v.intr.
To pull on something suddenly.
n.
A sudden vigorous pull; a jerk.

[Origin unknown.]

Yank

(jæŋk)
n
1. (Peoples) a slang word for an American
2. (Peoples) informal US short for Yankee

Yank

(jæŋk)
n
1. (Peoples) a slang word for an American
2. (Peoples) informal US short for Yankee

yank

(yæŋk)

v.i.
1. to pull or tug sharply: Yank on the bell rope.
v.t.
2. to pull abruptly.
3. to remove abruptly and unceremoniously: He was yanked out of school.
n.
4. an abrupt, vigorous pull; jerk.
[1810–20]

Yank


(yangk),
n., adj. Informal.
Yankee.
[1770–80, Amer.]

yank


Past participle: yanked
Gerund: yanking

Imperative
yank
yank
Present
I yank
you yank
he/she/it yanks
we yank
you yank
they yank
Preterite
I yanked
you yanked
he/she/it yanked
we yanked
you yanked
they yanked
Present Continuous
I am yanking
you are yanking
he/she/it is yanking
we are yanking
you are yanking
they are yanking
Present Perfect
I have yanked
you have yanked
he/she/it has yanked
we have yanked
you have yanked
they have yanked
Past Continuous
I was yanking
you were yanking
he/she/it was yanking
we were yanking
you were yanking
they were yanking
Past Perfect
I had yanked
you had yanked
he/she/it had yanked
we had yanked
you had yanked
they had yanked
Future
I will yank
you will yank
he/she/it will yank
we will yank
you will yank
they will yank
Future Perfect
I will have yanked
you will have yanked
he/she/it will have yanked
we will have yanked
you will have yanked
they will have yanked
Future Continuous
I will be yanking
you will be yanking
he/she/it will be yanking
we will be yanking
you will be yanking
they will be yanking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been yanking
you have been yanking
he/she/it has been yanking
we have been yanking
you have been yanking
they have been yanking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been yanking
you will have been yanking
he/she/it will have been yanking
we will have been yanking
you will have been yanking
they will have been yanking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been yanking
you had been yanking
he/she/it had been yanking
we had been yanking
you had been yanking
they had been yanking
Conditional
I would yank
you would yank
he/she/it would yank
we would yank
you would yank
they would yank
Past Conditional
I would have yanked
you would have yanked
he/she/it would have yanked
we would have yanked
you would have yanked
they would have yanked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Yank - an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
North - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier - a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
2.Yank - an American (especially to non-Americans)
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Verb1.yank - pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

yank

verb
1. pull, tug, jerk, seize, snatch, pluck, hitch, wrench She yanked the child back into the house.
noun
1. pull, tug, jerk, snatch, hitch, wrench, tweak Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.

yank

verb
To move or cause to move with a sudden abrupt motion:
noun
A sudden motion, such as a pull:
Translations
شَدَّةٌ فُجائِيَّه بِعُنْفيَشُدُّ أو يَلْوي بِعُنْف
trhnouttrhnutívytáhnoutYank
amerikanerryktrække
Bandaríkjamaîur, Kanirykkja, kipparykkur, kippur
amerikietisjankistruktelėjimastruktelėti
izrautjenkijsjeņķisparautraut
Yank
Amerikalıbirden çekmebirden çekmekYanki

Yank

[jæŋk] N (sometimes pej) → yanqui mf, gringo/a m/f (LAm)

yank

[jæŋk]
A. Ntirón m, jalón m (LAm)
to give sth a yanktirar de or (LAm) jalar algo
B. VTtirar de, jalar (LAm)
yank off VT + ADV (= detach) → arrancar de un tirón
he yanked the button offarrancó el botón de un tirón
to yank one's clothes offquitarse la ropa precipitadamente
to yank sb off to jailpillar or (LAm) agarrar y meter a algn en la cárcel
yank out VT + ADVsacar de un tirón
to yank a nail outsacar un clavo de un tirón

Yank

[ˈjæŋk] Yankee [ˈjæŋki] n (British) (pejorative)Yankee mf , Amerloque mf , Ricain(e) m/f

yank

[ˈjæŋk]
ncoup m sec
to give sth a yank → tirer d'un coup sec sur qch
vt [+ rope, cord] → tirer d'un coup sec
to yank sth open → ouvrir qch d'un coup sec
She yanked open the drawer → Elle ouvrit le tiroir d'un coup sec.
yank out
vt separracher d'un coup sec

Yank

(inf)
nAmi m (inf)
adj attrAmi- (inf)

yank

nRuck m; give it a good yankzieh mal kräftig dran
vt to yank somethingmit einem Ruck an etw (dat)ziehen, einer Sache (dat)einen Ruck geben; he yanked the rope freeer riss das Seil los

Yank

[jæŋk] Yankee [ˈjæŋkɪ] (fam, often pej)
1. nyankee m/f inv
2. adjyankee inv

yank

[jæŋk]
1. nstrattone m
2. vttirare, dare uno strattone a
to yank a nail out → strappare via un chiodo

yank

(jӕŋk) noun
a sudden sharp pull; a jerk. She gave the rope a yank.
verb
to pull suddenly and sharply. She yanked the child out of the mud.

Yank

(jӕŋk) noun
an impolite word for a person from the United States of America.
Yankee (ˈjӕŋki) noun, adjective
1. a more affectionate word for (an) American.
2. (used by Americans from the southern states of the USA) an American from the northern states.
References in classic literature ?
Dat man dat bought me ain't a bad man; he's good enough, as planters goes; en if he could 'a' had his way I'd 'a' be'n a house servant in his fambly en be'n comfortable: but his wife she was a Yank, en not right down good lookin', en she riz up agin me straight off; so den dey sent me out to de quarter
Dat overseer wuz a Yank too, outen New Englan', en anybody down South kin tell you what dat mean.
In these days Adam Ladd sometimes went to Temperance on business connected with the proposed branch of the railroad familiarly known as the "York and Yank 'em," and while there he gained an inkling of Sunnybrook affairs.
He could only get it out of the Yank, and there you are.
I would get hold of something that felt like what I was looking for, and I'd yank it up, and it would be something else.
His lips were pursed for the piercing whistle for which he was famous and which Daylight knew of old, when Daylight, with a hook of his leg and a yank on the shoulder, slammed the startled Bill down into his seat.
The Yanks are repairing the railroads," said the man, "and are getting ready for another advance.
You see, it wasn't as if the Yanks had chosen out the half of what he'd brought on appro.
You've got spunk, as you Yanks s'y, an' I like yer in a w'y.
Su has assisted in brokering a $4 million settlement on behalf of 280 workers at Michelin-rated dim sum restaurant Yank Sing in San Francisco.
A play performed in eight scenes, The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, a lowly fireman shovelling coal into the fiery engine of a Transatlantic ocean liner, and his struggle to break free of his inescapable, ground-level position in the machine that fuels America.
The men quickly yank Libi -- wanted in connection with the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa -- from his car.