Synonyms of yank
pullDictionary • She yanked the child back into the house.
pull • I helped pull him out of the water.
tug • A little boy tugged at her sleeve excitedly.
seize • an otter seizing a fish
snatch • He snatched the telephone from me.
pluck • He plucked the cigarette from his mouth.
wrench • They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
pullDictionary • Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.
pull • The tooth must be removed with a firm, straight pull.
tug • My head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose.
jerk • He gave the dog's lead a jerk.
wrench • The rope stopped his fall with a wrench that broke his neck.
tweak • a tweak on the ear
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• He gave the dog's lead a jerk.
pluckIf 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.
pullWhen you pull something, you hold it firmly and use force in order to move it towards you or away from its previous position.
• I helped pull him out of the water.
Thesaurus for yank from the Collins English Thesaurus