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verb as in pull hard and fast


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Up and down the plane I heard the slap of blinders yanked down over the windows while the rest of us eagerly took in the view.

Two Ukrainian journalists were recently yanked out of taxis and beaten savagely, one shot in the chest and killed.

The uber addictive game (the biggest time water of 2014) was yanked from app stores after its creator, Don Nguyen, had had enough.

His conception of the absolute, he thought, could be yanked in to save people from themselves.

It is difficult to know why this particular attack has yanked South Africans out of their complacency.

He kicked me in the chest and the warrior yanked on the cord and threw me down on my face and all but strangled me.

The third cabin, the one occupied by the Dales, burst into flames as I was being yanked into the first fringe of bushes.

They yanked me around in behind the squad, and told me they'd shave my head and drum me out o' camp.

He yanked off the cover, losing most of a fingernail in the process, and removed the fuse.

Barrent tried to keep his grip on the arm, but it was yanked away.

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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to yanked, such as: jerk, tear, snatch, wrench, snap, and tug.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.