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Synonyms for yankyæŋk

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  1. Yankee, Yank, Northerner(noun)

    an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)

  2. Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle(verb)

    an American (especially to non-Americans)

  3. yank, jerk(verb)

    pull, or move with a sudden movement

    jerk, yank, flick, hitch, twitch, buck


  1. Yank(noun)

    To pull something with a quick, strong action.

    tug, jerk

  2. Yank(noun)

    to remove from circulation

    tug, jerk, recall, pull

  3. Yank(noun)


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  • aus dem Verkehr ziehen, RuckGerman
  • dar un tirón, tirón, tirar, tironearSpanish
  • کشش ناگهانیPersian
  • [[vetää]] [[pois]] [[markkinat, riuhtoa, vetäistä, kiskaisu, kiskaista, riuhtaisu, vetäisy, riuhtaistaFinnish
  • coup sec, tirer d'un coup secFrench
  • slaod, tarraingScottish Gaelic
  • strappar viaItalian
  • 引っ張るJapanese
  • дёргать, дёрганье, рывок, вырыватьRussian
  • ryckSwedish

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