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Definition 1: an American (especially to non-Americans) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for yank in the sense of this definition

(yank is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of the United States

Definition 2: an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for yank in the sense of this definition

(yank is a kind of ...) a native or inhabitant of the United States

(... is a kind of yank ) a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

(... is a member of yank) the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

(yank belongs to a domain located in ...) 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

Definition 3: pull, or move with a sudden movement - [verb of contact]

Samples where yank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He turned the handle and jerked the door open

Synonyms for yank in the sense of this definition

(yank is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

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