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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull

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