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Yank

Yank appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • He’s a gas, eh, some Yank comic I mock… nay, emos, he’s a gas, eh?
  • "Yank citadels I’m sawing", I say, "a sign I was misled a tick?… nay."
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Definition of the noun yank

What does yank mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • yank: yanks
  • Yank: Yanks

  1. an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
  2. an American (especially to non-Americans)

Alternative definition of the noun yank

noun

  1. A sudden, vigorous pull (sometimes defined as mass times jerk, or rate of change of force).

Definition of the verb yank

What does yank mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: yanked | yanking | yanks

  1. pull, or move with a sudden movement
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda carried the package | Amanda drove the packageVerbs of Carrying: carry, drag, draw, haul, heft, hoist, lug, nudge, pull, run, schlep, tote, tow, tug
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package to New York from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package from home | Amanda drove the package from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]She held his armHold Verbs: clasp, clutch, grab, grasp, grip, handle, hold, pull, push, seize, tug, wield
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] by [Oblique, body part]She held him by the arm
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Nora heaved the chairVerbs of Exerting Force: jerk, pull, tug
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Nora yanked the button loose
      [Agent - being] [Verb] at / against / on [Theme]Nora jerked at the wall
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] apartI broke the twig and the branch apartVerbs of Separating and Disassembling: blow, break, cut, draw, hack, hew, kick, knock, pry, pull, push, rip, roll, saw, shove, slip, snap, split, tear, tug
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] off / off of / from [Patient 2]I broke the twig off the branch
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apartThe twig and the branch broke apart
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] apart [Adverb]Those twigs and branches break apart easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2]The twig broke off the branch
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] off / off of / from [Patient 2] [Adverb]Twigs break off of those branches easily
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of yank: jerk
    • more generic words: draw / pull = cause to move by pulling

Alternative definition of the verb yank

verb

  1. [transitive] To pull something with a quick, strong action.
  2. [transitive] to remove from circulation

Person

Who is Yank?

Yank a.k.a. Mayank Bhatter is an actor and film producer.

Business

  1. The Yank was a vehicle made by Custom Auto Works, a company based in San Diego, California, in 1950. Being what could be described as a poor man's sports car, it was an inexpensive, though rather attractive, aluminum-bodied car. It was powered by a 63 brake horsepower, 134.2-cubic-inch-displacement Willys four-cylinder L-head engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission. It cost $1,000 from the factory, weighed 1,500 pounds, and had a wheelbase of 100 inches .
  2. Yank was a make of automobile produced by Custom Auto Works.

Characters

  1. Yank is a fictional character from the novel A Gathering of Old Men and appeared in the 1987 film adaptation A Gathering of Old Men.
  2. Yank is a fictional character from the 1966 film Incident at Phantom Hill.
  3. Yank is a fictional character from the 1966 film Incident at Phantom Hill.
  4. Yank is a fictional character from the 2010 film Bonded by Blood.
  5. Yank is a fictional character from the 1949 film The Hasty Heart.

Music

"Yank" is a 2010 single album by Indonesian band Wali.

  • released in (5 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Yank" a.k.a. "Yank!" A WWII Love Story is a 2005 musical with book and lyrics by David Zellnik and music by his brother Joseph. Yank! "tells the story of Stu, a scared Midwestern kid who gets drafted for World War II in 1943, and becomes a photographer for Yank Magazine, the journal 'for and by the servicemen.' Yank! has a score that pays homage to the 1940s and explores what it means to be a man, and what it is to fall in love and struggle." Yank! takes its title from the World War II publication Yank, the Army Weekly.
    • also known as Yank the Musical, Yank! A WWII Love Story
    • language: English Language
    • released in (10 years ago)
    • official website: www.yankthemusical.com
  2. "Yank" a.k.a. "Yank: The Army Weekly" is a book by Steve Kluger.

Miscellanea

Yank a.k.a. Yank! is a 2010 theater production of the play by David Zellnik.

  • some of the awards:
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical nomination for Igor Goldin
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical nomination for Jeffry Denman
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical nomination for David Zellnik & Joseph Zellnik
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical nomination for David Zellnik & Joseph Zellnik
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical nomination for Bobby Steggert
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music nomination for Joseph Zellnik
      • Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Score nomination for Joseph Zellnik
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical nomination for David Zellnik
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics nomination for David Zellnik

Phrases with Yank

  1. Yank Off
  2. Yank Out
  3. Yank Tank

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Yank

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Google previewWonderpedia / NeoPopRealism Archive 2009 (2015)

Wonderpedia, an encyclopedia of books.

Kevin Yank is a world-renowned leader in web development. Kevin is the Technical Director of SitePoint.com and editor of the popular SitePoint Tech Times newsletter The National Academies Press: Mental Health W1.“ a—nsnI Depression in ...

Google previewThe Dubious Spectacle (2002)

Extremities of Theater, 1976-2000 by Herbert Blau

Yank is a little obscure about this intuition, but the final scene at the Zoo brings us to that dark corner of human experience where life becomes a tale told by an idiot , full of sound and fury, signifying nothing — the brainless gibber behind all the ...

Google previewOutrageous Fortune (2007)

Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland by Joe Cleary

From the outset, the Returned Yank is a cipher for American capital and foreign ...

Google previewHollywood (1918)

A Yank is the most popular soldier agoing. We have been invited out to some of the manors around here and they treat us royally. We have baseball, races, music, singing, etc Then the people in the towns treat us nice. The girls fall for the ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Yank, yangk, v.t.to carry, move with a jerk(with out, over). —n. (Scot.)ablow, buffet.—n.Yank′er (Scot.), a rap:a big lie.—adj.Yank′ing (Scot.),active:(U.S.)pulling, jerking. —n.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of War Journalism (1997)

by Mitchel P. Roth, James Stuart Olson

Gault,* New York Sun McGraffin, William, Chicago Daily News McGraw, Alvin, Yank McGurn, William Barrett,* Yank Mcllhenny, Eleanor, Pan-American McKnight, Colbert A., AP McKnight. John P., AP McLaughlin, Kathleen, New York Times ...

Google previewBARTLETT'S DICTIONARY OF AMERICANISMS (1859)

by JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT

Yank. A jerk. New England. In some verses prefixed to the New- Year's Address of the carrier of " The Age," a weekly journal published in Maine, the Carrier Boy asks the spirit of Edgar A. Poe to write him a few lines. The poet looks wild at the ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

To yank. 1. To twitch or jerk powerfully. New England. 2. To snatch away unexpectedly. Yankee. 1. The popular name for the citizens of New England, but applied by foreigners to all the inhabitants of the United States. The name [ Yengees or ...

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Usage statistics about yank

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Yank:

northerneryankyankee

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb Yank:

yankjerk

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Scrabble value of Y4A1N1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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