Synonyms of 'yank'
She yanked the child back into the house.
Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.
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If you pluck something from somewhere, you take it between your fingers and pull it sharply from where it is.
He plucked the cigarette from his mouth.
Thesaurus for yank from the Collins English Thesaurus
Some people refer to people from the United States of America as Yanks . This use could cause offence .