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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 ?
Jake caught him by the belt of his trousers and yanked him back.
The next moment the rope sprang taut and yanked Sir Sagramor out of the saddle
If there was a lever to be pulled on the disk, very likely it was rusted and refused to give unless he yanked until he was short of breath and his heart beat fast; four horses were so unruly and hard to keep in place; the gates were all so heavy--they were not easy to lift and then drag open.
Philander came panting and blowing beneath him, already too spent to struggle up to the safety of the limb, Tarzan reached down and, grasping him by the collar of his coat, yanked him to the limb by his side.
It's always a winner, especially with the women--so cunning, you know, so adorable cute, to be yanked out of its beloved master's pocket and to have such trust and confidence in him as to allow herself to be tossed around that way.
The first intimation he had that he had been discovered was when his foot was suddenly seized, and he was yanked violently from beneath the hides to find himself surrounded by menacing blades.
Legislators yanked the state money after economic forecasts projected a nearly $700 million shortfall over the next five years.
After he turned the tables on the robbers, Absher grabbed one of the shotguns and yanked it from a robber's hands.
Yanked around: The Yankees have been tugged and pulled recently, and it has nothing to do with George Steinbrenner, Alex Rodriguez, the Boston Red Sox or the building of their new stadium, set to open in 2009.
His penalties included a yanked passport, permanent ban from Qantas Airlines, and a two year ban from the United States.