verb (used with object)
- engaged in one's usual routine of work: After his illness he longed to get back in harness.
- together as cooperating partners or equals: Joe and I worked in harness on our last job.
Origin of harness
Examples from the Web for harnessed
So I harnessed the last bit of power I had from that night and used it to plan my exit strategy.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But driving off with the baby harnessed illegally - or not harnessed at all - was not really an option for Kate and William.
Problem is, several of the Dirty Dozen harnessed their “untapped resourcefulness” to loot a mountain of money from CAI.
So wait—you were pregnant and harnessed into that machine throwing paint everywhere?Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore Talk Sundance’s ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ Porn, and Love|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, Robin Givhan on how Gurley Brown harnessed cleavage and 10 tips from her seminal book.Helen Gurley Brown Was the Practical Goddess of Love to Ordinary Women|Gail Sheehy|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"It's muddy driving now, Vassily Sergeyitch," he said when the horses were harnessed again on the bank.The Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov
To it were harnessed four useful horses, with a postillion to each pair.The Lair of the White Worm|Bram Stoker
It is enough for them to know it has been harnessed for their use.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
Span of horses, two horses as nearly as possible alike, harnessed side by side.
Their horses are regular vipers; they could never be harnessed without trouble—more furious than fire-brigade horses.Letters of Anton Chekhov|Anton Chekhov
British Dictionary definitions for harnessed
Derived Formsharnesser, nounharnessless, adjectiveharness-like, adjective
Word Origin for harness
Idioms and Phrases with harnessed
see die with one's boots on (in harness) in harness.