un·​yoke | \ ˌən-ˈyōk How to pronounce unyoke (audio) \
unyoked; unyoking; unyokes

Definition of unyoke

transitive verb

1 : to free from a yoke or harness
2 : to take apart : disjoin

intransitive verb

1 archaic : to unharness a draft animal
2 archaic : to cease from work

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Examples of unyoke in a Sentence

unyoke these two boats and tie them to the dock separately

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Men unyoked from their families, reeling from broken bonds, are the norm: some contrite and faithfully sending child support checks, others blowing all their money on meth, pickups and good times. Longreads, "Life on the Oil Frontier," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unyoke

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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an act or instance of returning to life

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