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yoke

noun [C] uk   /jəʊk/  us   /joʊk/

yoke noun [C] (FOR ANIMALS)

a wooden bar that is fastened over the necks of two animals, especially cattle, and connected to the vehicle or load that they are pulling

yoke noun [C] (IN CLOTHING)

a fitted part of a piece of clothing, especially a strip that goes around the shoulders or waist, to which is sewn a looser piece of material

yoke noun [C] (CONNECTION)

formal something that connects two things or people, usually in a way that unfairly limits freedom: the yoke of marriage Both countries had thrown off the communist yoke.

yoke

verb uk   /jəʊk/  us   /joʊk/

yoke verb (ANIMALS)

[T] to put a yoke on animals, especially cattle, so that they are fastened together and to a connected vehicle or load: Two oxen yoked to a plough walked wearily up and down the field.

yoke verb (THINGS)

[T often passive] formal to combine or connect two things: All these different political elements have somehow been yoked together to form a new alliance.
(Definition of yoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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