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ID #2833


[cf. Brit. dial. North yuck to jerk; to pull or turn sharply; a jerk EDD; also US dial. South ADD] v. to seize; to pull suddenly or violently: 1966 He yuck [snatch] one cake (Crowley 94). He yuck her neck [i.e. he throttled her] (Nassau). (Black)

—n. a violent jerk: 1978 So I grab [the whip] an' give it wun yuck an' pull d' coachman out in d' road (Dupuch 31). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-08 03:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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