yank out of

yank (someone or something) out of (something)

1. To pull, tug, or jerk someone or something out of something very suddenly or forcefully. The lifeguard yanked the child out of the swimming pool. We had to yank the misaligned rebar out of the cement before it set.
2. To force someone or some group to leave or depart from some group, situation, area, activity, etc., typically very suddenly or against their will. His parents yanked him out of school when they found out that he was being bullied. She was yanked out of the competition after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The prime minister has said that he would yank his country out of the trade agreement should his terms not be met.
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yank someone or something out of something

 and yank someone or something out
to pull or jerk someone or something out of something. Sam yanked the turnips out of the ground one by one. He yanked out the best of the young carrots from the rich soil.
See also: of, out, yank
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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