unyoke

[ uhn-yohk ]
/ ʌnˈyoʊk /

verb (used with object), un·yoked, un·yok·ing.

to free from or as if from a yoke.
to part or disjoin, as by removing a yoke.

verb (used without object), un·yoked, un·yok·ing. Obsolete.

to remove a yoke.
to cease work.

Origin of unyoke

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

verb

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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