yank up

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yank up

To pull, tug, or jerk someone or something upward. A noun or pronoun can be used between "yank" and "up." I yanked my head up to see what was going on after the alarm sounded. The officer handcuffed the suspect, yanked him up off the ground, and shoved him into the police cruiser.
See also: up, yank

yank something up

to pull or jerk something up. He yanked his pants up. He yanked up his pants and threw on his shirt.
See also: up, yank