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yoke

yoke

 
 
pronunciation:
yok
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device used to join together a pair of draft animals, usu. comprising a crossbar with two U-shaped loops, each fitted around the head of an animal.
 
similar words:
collar, coupler, harness, oxbow
definition 2: a harnessed pair of draft animals.
A yoke of oxen pulled the heavy plow.
synonyms:
pair, span, team
definition 3: a frame or crosspiece designed to fit a person's shoulders for carrying equal loads at either end.
similar words:
crosspiece, frame, harness
definition 4: something that oppresses or burdens.
The conquered peoples were subjected to the yoke of slavery.
synonyms:
burden
similar words:
affliction, bondage, cross, millstone, oppression, servitude, slavery, thralldom, trial, tribulation, vassalage, weight
definition 5: something that joins people, esp. in effort.
similar words:
bond, connection, link, tie
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: yoked, yokes, yoking
definition 1: to attach or harness (a draft animal) to a plow, wagon, carriage, or the like.
synonyms:
hitch
similar words:
collar, couple, fasten, harness, tie
definition 2: to unite or link; connect.
synonyms:
attach, connect, join, link
similar words:
bond, concatenate, couple, fasten, hitch, lash, marry, mate, tie, unite
definition 3: to force into servitude; enslave.
synonyms:
enslave, enthrall, subjugate
similar words:
fetter, shackle, subject
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be connected or joined.
synonyms:
connect, join, link, tie
similar words:
bond, couple, unite
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word yolk (a part of an egg)? Yoke and yolk sound alike but have different meanings.