noun, plural yokes for 1, 3-20, yoke for 2.
- the time during which a plowman and team work without stopping; a period of plowing.
- a measure or area of land equal to over 50 but less than 60 acres.
verb (used with object), yoked, yok·ing.
verb (used without object), yoked, yok·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM yokeyokeless, adjectivewell-yoked, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for yoke
The forces for and against women’s registration yoke closely to the positions for and against the Equal Rights Amendment.Men-only Selective Service registration may end soon, but the fight will remain|Heather Stur|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
Did a group of righteous warriors throw off the yoke of imperial oppression?
When the state acts wrongly, the yoke of that sin falls upon all who do not protest.Israeli High Court Judges Let the Oppressed Go Free at Yom Kippur|Joshua Bloom|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, indeed, the Framers were armed revolutionaries who understood that guns were useful for throwing off the yoke of tyranny.
The U.S. is actually holding up its end of the bargain quite well, and assuming the yoke of economic leadership.Hey America, Where Are You? U.S. Has Slim Presence at Davos|Daniel Gross|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Obama, finally freed from the yoke of reelection, could live out the true meaning of his promise.
Put your neck under her yoke, and let your life receive instruction: she is near at hand to find.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
And submit your neck to the yoke, and let your soul receive discipline: for she is near at hand to be found.
Leo was angry, and said nothing till the dawn broke, and the cultivator came to yoke the Bull to his work.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Of old time thou hast broken my yoke, thou hast burst my bands, and thou saidst: I will not serve.