yank off


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Related to yank off: so much for, at the expense of

yank someone or something off (of) something

 and yank someone or something off
to jerk someone or something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) She yanked the coffeepot off the counter and ran upstairs. She yanked off the box lid.
See also: off, yank

yank something off

to pull or jerk off something, such as a piece of clothing. She yanked her jacket off. She yanked off her jacket and threw it on the chair.
See also: off, yank
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However, the handicapper has given him a hard task with Perrys Yank off the front, so beware.
You tear open the sellophane, yank off the lid, throw open the board and discover -to your horror -that you are the Old Kent Road, the cheapest, most undesirable property on the board.
Lucas confirmed that a sore wrist had kept Iceman Yank off the track following his win in the Ladbroke Marathon at Walthamstow in August, but is not using that as an excuse for his TV Trophy defeat.
There, detectives said they witnessed the men use their cargo van to yank off the store's back door before darting inside and grabbing armloads of jeans and shirts.
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A witness said agents tried to yank off his "false beard" but pulled out clumps of hair, leaving him shouting in agony.
Lydia Pearce, one of the best amateurs around for many years, had an unfortunate experience on Mustang in Swing Along's race, the gelding losing many lengths at the start when the blind, which had been put on to facilitate stalls entry, got caught in the horse's blinkers and took some time to yank off.
And just to make that clear, directors of the program made an adjustment for the later performances - they had the boys yank off their wigs.
Some enzymes called kinases put phosphates on proteins, while other enzymes, namely calcineurin and other phosphatases, yank off phosphates.