Definition of "yanked" []

  • To pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug (verb)
  • A sharp jerking movement; tug (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of yank. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "yanked" in a sentence
  • "SEASON HIGHLIGHT: Goaltender Ryan Miller was the main reason the Sabres were division champs, but the season's best moment came when he got yanked from a game."
  • "I am often surprised that YouTube videos that are found to be offensive to somebody are yanked from the internet because of a legal complaint (by the offended party). (the most recent was a video mocking a professor from Pennsylvania with regards to Global Warming – it was mocking ‘Hide the Decline’ with music, people in chicken outfits, etc)."
  • "Mars and Sarah Connor continue their downward spiral in the ratings, and if their numbers get much worse, they could get yanked from the schedule without completing their runs."