unyoke

[uhn-yohk]
verb (used without object), un·yoked, un·yok·ing. Obsolete.
  1. to remove a yoke.
  2. to cease work.

Origin of unyoke

before 1000; Middle English unyoken, Old English ungeocian. See un-2, yoke1
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unyoke

verb
  1. to release (an animal, etc) from a yoke
  2. (tr) to set free; liberate
  3. (tr) to disconnect or separate
  4. (intr) archaic to cease working
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