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verb as in pull hard and fast

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The book, edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas, featured visual art from the war and was a best seller.

A caveat: the networks have been known to yank a few before they even make it on the air.

Fleet Street commentary at the time described him as the “pushy Yank” who became a celebrity out of sheer force of personality.

It was simply, we don't like this piece of art, so we are going to yank your city funding.

But let's give Lapid the benefit of the doubt, at least before we yank it back.

"I'll bet yo 'un a hoss I ken put a ball through that Yank's heart at fifty paces," he roared.

"Never teched the Yank or tree, either," and he kicked up his heels like a young colt.

Chief of the Yank-ton band, and principal orator of the nation; his body curiously tattooed.

I'm a good enough Yank to see if your dinky police is such an all-fired cute little bunch of wonder-workers as you say!

“I reckon the ‘Little Yank’ has called your death sentence, pardner,” said one of the Confederates, roughly.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to yank, such as: jerk, snap, snatch, tear, tug, and wrench.

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