how to pronounce yank


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the above transcription of yank is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

yank is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of yank in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… much and managed to yank people out of …”

meanings of yank


  1. A masturbation session.
  2. A sudden, vigorous pull (sometimes defined as mass times jerk, or rate of change of force).
  3. A Yankee.
  4. A Yankee, a Northerner: someone from the Northern United States, especially from New England.
  5. An American: someone from the United States.


  1. To pull (something) with a quick, strong action.
  2. To remove from distribution.

yank frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word yank occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics yank can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that yank can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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