yoke

Part of speech: verb

To attach by means of a yoke; put a yoke upon; enslave.

Part of speech: verb

A curved timber having a bow at each end to receive the neck of a draft- animal.

Part of speech: noun

Something that supports, binds, or connects.

Part of speech: verb

Servitude; bondage.

Part of speech: noun

A couple or pair, as of oxen.

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Usage examples "yoke":

  1. It is time indeed that German influence be felt, in order that British yoke may be cast off for good and all. - "Winds of the World", Talbot Mundy.
  2. It seems to me you know a wonderful lot of fool things that ain't so, and I can't yoke up with 'em. - "The Port of Adventure", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.
  3. If Coonrod 'll mind his own business, and do what I want him to, he'll have yoke enough to bear. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.