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yank / yangk/ inf. • v. pull with a jerk: [tr.] he yanked her to her feet | [intr.] Liz yanked at her arm. • n. [in sing.] a sudden hard pull: he gave her ponytail a yank.

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Yank

Yank / yangk/ • n. another term for Yankee (senses 1 and 2).

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Yank

Yank short for YANKEE. XVIII.

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yank (colloq.) pull suddenly and vigorously; also sb. XIX. of unkn. orig.

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yankankh, bank, blank, clank, crank, dank, drank, embank, flank, franc, frank, hank, lank, outflank, outrank, Planck, plank, point-blank, prank, rank, sank, shank, shrank, spank, stank, swank, tank, thank, wank, yank •sandbank • piggy bank • mountebank •fog bank • mudbank • Bundesbank •databank • riverbank • Burbank •greenshank • sheepshank •scrimshank • Cruikshank •think tank • Franck • Eysenck •bethink, blink, brink, chink, cinque, clink, dink, drink, fink, Frink, gink, ink, interlink, jink, kink, link, mink, pink, plink, prink, rink, shrink, sink, skink, slink, stink, sync, think, wink, zinc •rinky-dink • Humperdinck • iceblink •cufflink • bobolink • Maeterlinck •lip-sync • countersink • doublethink •kiddiewink •tiddlywink (US tiddledywink) •hoodwink

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