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Present participle for to pull forcefully, especially with a jerk
“Without thinking about it, I pull back my arm, smash the glass with my fist, and then yank the switch down as hard and as fast as I can.”
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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
“She then produced a small pair of tweezers and began to yank the hairs out of his nose.”
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Present participle for to quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
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Present participle for to move with a short, sudden movement
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Present participle for to remove blame or responsibility from
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