yanked


yanked

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to pull or remove abruptly and vigorously: Yank down on the bell rope. He was yanked out of school.

noun

  1. an abrupt, vigorous pull; jerk.

verb

  1. to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug

noun

  1. a sharp jerking movement; tug

noun

  1. a slang word for an American
  2. US informal short for Yankee

v.1822, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Yanked; yanking. The noun is 1818 in sense of “sudden blow, cuff.”

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