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English noun: Yank

1. Yank (person) an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)


SynonymsNortherner, Yankee


Broader (hypernym)American


Narrower (hyponym)Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier


Member meronymNorth


Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

2. Yank (person) an American (especially to non-Americans)


SynonymsYankee, Yankee-Doodle


Broader (hypernym)American


English verb: yank

1. yank (contact) pull, or move with a sudden movement


SamplesHe turned the handle and jerked the door open.


Synonymsjerk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull









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