Yank, pull, twitch ? What are differences between them?
Jun 13, 2019 8:34 AM
Answers · 3
To yank is to pull violently / roughly. To pull is a neutral word, simply meaning an action, e.g. I pulled the door handle. The normal meaning of the verb twitch is a sudden, sometimes involuntary movement involving a part of your body, e.g. my leg twitched. It doesn't normally involve another object.
June 13, 2019
Did you mean twist? A yank is a very hard and sudden pull. A twist is taking something and turning it. Usually the thing you are twisting is fixed at one end. When you turn it, it can form a shape like a corkscrew. If you hold one of your own fingers and turn it - this is twisting.
June 13, 2019
A twitch is like a nervous tic. It's like when you're smiling for the camera, you try to hold that smile forever and the muscles around your mouth want to do a tiny spasm or movement. That's a twitch. 'Yank' and 'pull' are the same, but when you 'yank', you are doing it much more vigorously and sudden.
June 13, 2019
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