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Definition of "yanking" []

  • To pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug (verb)
  • A sharp jerking movement; tug (noun)
  • Present participle of yank. (verb)

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Use "yanking" in a sentence
  • "Over several months, my novel’s giddy plot persisted in yanking me into the dark and dusty chambers of the unknown-dank basements where I had no context for my characters, no understanding of their daily habits or the world they inhabited, none of the necessary foundations of a story."
  • "Arizonans took offense at this chain yanking and so the NFL put the Superbowl that year in Los Angeles – where they have an MLK Day but beat black motorists."
  • "A 10-year veteran, Mr. McKenzie was called for personal fouls twice in a seven-minute span in the fourth quarter, netting him a yanking from the game and waves of interrogators afterward."