Last year, UPS, United Way, and Intel yanked funding over the anti-gay policies.
Seven-year-old Piper, who was yanked from school and her friends for two months, knows?
As soon as I saw that, I yanked the steering wheel to the right.
1822, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Yanked; yanking. The noun is 1818 in sense of "sudden blow, cuff."
Talking: He kept up his tedious yammer (1500+)verb
[fr Scots dialect, related to German Jammer, ''lamentation, misery'']