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Noun
A wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of animals or people
“The carts used here are strong and clumsy, and drawn by oxen fastened to them by a heavy wooden yoke.”
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A connection or relation between things, people or ideas
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“For in companions that do converse and waste the time together, whose souls do bear an equal yoke of love, there must be needs a like proportion of lineaments, of manners, and of spirits.”
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Oppression, or something that is oppressive or restrictive, typically figuratively
“The Belgic provinces persisted in declaring themselves forever released from the yoke of the House of Austria.”
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Something regarded as a load or burden, typically figuratively
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“He saw these people bearing the yoke of the Law and incurring only its condemnation, and he was filled with pity for them.”
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Two or more animals, especially horses, in harness together to pull a vehicle
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A fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
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A device that restrains freedom of movement
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An obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something
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Verb
To link or to join together or to something
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“For example, suppose you have an ox and a donkey, and you want to yoke them together.”
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To join so as to form a longer or larger whole
“We can draw distinctions between various senses of the terms 'opposite' and 'the same', and so we fail to be convinced by Heraclitus' efforts to yoke them all together.”
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To oppress or tyrannize
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To place a harness on, such as a horse to a carriage
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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