- to free from or as if from a yoke.
- to part or disjoin, as by removing a yoke.
- to remove a yoke.
- to cease work.
Origin of unyoke
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Examples from the Web for unyoke
"Yes, but if you unyoke here you will never catch them again," he said.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
Let us unyoke it from tradition, which claims to be superior, or even equal.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
It will take us a good hour to arrive there, and then we will unyoke the oxen.The Mission; or Scenes in Africa
Captain Frederick Marryat
After that, let your men rest their poor knees and unyoke your pair of oxen.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
Then he proceeded to unyoke the four beasts from the other man's wagon and yoked them to his own.The Killer
Stewart Edward White
- to release (an animal, etc) from a yoke
- (tr) to set free; liberate
- (tr) to disconnect or separate
- (intr) archaic to cease working
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