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Plural for 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.”
Plural for a connection or relation between things, people or ideas
“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.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for something regarded as a load or burden, typically figuratively
“He saw these people bearing the yoke of the Law and incurring only its condemnation, and he was filled with pity for them.”
Plural for two or more animals, especially horses, in harness together to pull a vehicle
Plural for a fastening made by looping a piece of material on itself and tightening it
Plural for something intended to reconcile or connect two seemingly incompatible things
Plural for a device that restrains freedom of movement
Plural for an obstacle to the normal progress or functioning of something
To link or to join together or to something
“For example, suppose you have an ox and a donkey, and you want to yoke them together.”
To join so as to form a longer or larger whole
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“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.”
To oppress or tyrannize
To place a harness on, such as a horse to a carriage
To load, or be loaded, heavily with
(of animals, especially horses) To harness together to pull a vehicle
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