yank at

yank at someone or something

to pull or tug at someone or something. Please don't yank at the drapery cord. Stop yanking at me!
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There were 21 editions of Yank at one time, all with the same content except for a few pages that were dedicated to local news and features.
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Paul Young, trainer of Ericas Equity, yesterday ruled his bitch of another clash with Iceman Yank at the Racing Post Festival.
TOM SCUDAMORE made the best possible start to an important week by winning on Derrintogher Yank at Stratford yesterday afternoon.