verb (used with object)
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Idioms for harness
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM harness
Example sentences from the Web for harness
The second idea was a longer harness that gave more support to the dog rather than just holding it up by its middle.This new harness lets military dogs parachute safely and with style|Christina Mackenzie|January 4, 2021|Popular Science
Winter Resort operators are harnessing an unlikely source to power their operations: the sun.
The system could operate on a closed loop, recycling its water and harnessing the power of the sun.
In effect, then, the resort is harnessing the power of the sun to turn seawater into a nourishing resource—for people and plants.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort|The Daily Beast|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With evangelical zeal, he invites the applauding audience to join him in harnessing “the power of paper and glue.”‘Inside Out: The People’s Art Project’ Review: Narcissists Writ Large|Jessica Dawson|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is an engagement technique aimed at harnessing passive discontent into PR stunts that raise awareness.
The Hours obeyed Apollo's orders, and, harnessing the horses, led out the wondrous creatures and fastened them to the chariot.Classic Myths|Mary Catherine Judd
But Automedon and Alcimus, harnessing the steeds, yoked them; and beautiful collars were upon them.
One day, when I was harnessing him, he spied a pig, and away he ran after it—cart and all.
Well, I ought to know something about harnessing a mare by this time, I guess!Bressant|Julian Hawthorne
In the yard of the inn his driver was harnessing the horses; Swithin went up to him.Villa Rubein and Other Stories|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for harness
Derived forms of harnessharnesser, nounharnessless, adjectiveharness-like, adjective
Word Origin for harness
Idioms and Phrases with harness
see die with one's boots on (in harness) in harness.