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yank

verb
     
yank [intransitive and transitive]
informal to suddenly pull something quickly and with force
yank something out/back/open etc
One of the men grabbed Tom's hair and yanked his head back.
Nick yanked the door open.
yank on/at
With both hands she yanked at the necklace.
yank noun [countable]
He gave the rope a yank.

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