Yank in a sentence as a noun

They'll throw something out, then yank it if they get caught.

"I'd like to paste yanked text into Vim command line.

We need to be able to ban a domain and yank all their links retroactively.

Faith that they won't suddenly yank content you've already paid.

That means the rules you learn for using "yank" apply just as well to "delete" or "paste" or whatever.

When they are 25cm tall, yank them out of the pot, poke a 6' bamboo stick 12" into the ground and throw the plant in a hole at the front.

Yank in a sentence as a verb

Like for example 'd' specifies 'cut from here' and 'y' specifies 'yank/copy from here', but to where?

Google just made an internal political decision to yank a project, and that's that.

Those are designed to pop right out if you yank them by the cord, so very little strain is going to be put on the wire sleeve.

It let doctors more or less yank stuck babies out and, carefully applied, was the first technique that could save both the baby and the mother.

If you know how the cursor works and that "y" means "yank from cursor", you don't have to remember that "yl" means "yank a single character" because you can compose it from "yank from cursor" and "one character to the right".

For example, the sexp text object can be used equally as an argument to eval, yank, delete, change, select, move, and every other operator, builtin or user-defined, each optionally accepting a count.

Yank definitions


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

See also: Yankee Yank Northerner


an American (especially to non-Americans)

See also: Yankee Yank Yankee-Doodle


pull, or move with a sudden movement; "He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

See also: jerk