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Verb
Pull with a jerk
“He grabbed the back of my head, weaving his fingers in my hair and then yanked my head up.”
Verb
To draw out by force or with effort
“… yanked out a tooth with a pair of pliers.”
Verb
To take physical control or possession of (something) suddenly or forcibly
Verb
To remove or destroy utterly
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To move from a lower to a higher place or position
Verb
Cut, rip an object
Verb
Remove blame, responsibility
Noun
A sudden hard pull
“A sudden yank and that temporary feeling was gone, she was back on the bed in a daze.”
Noun
A point at which something turns or bends
Noun
A sudden and brief spell of an activity or sensation
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