Definition of yoke verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    yoke

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//jəʊk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//joʊk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yoke
    BrE BrE//jəʊk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//joʊk//
     
    he / she / it yokes
    BrE BrE//jəʊks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//joʊks//
     
    past simple yoked
    BrE BrE//jəʊkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//joʊkt//
     
    past participle yoked
    BrE BrE//jəʊkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//joʊkt//
     
    -ing form yoking
    BrE BrE//ˈjəʊkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈjoʊkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to join two animals together with a yoke; to attach an animal to something with a yoke yoke A and B together A pair of oxen, yoked together, was used. yoke something to something an ox yoked to a plough
  2. 2[usually passive] yoke A and B together | yoke something to something (formal) to bring two people, countries, ideas, etc. together so that they are forced into a close relationship The Hong Kong dollar was yoked to the American dollar for many years.
  3. Word Origin Old English geoc (noun), geocian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch juk, German Joch, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin jugum and Greek zugon, also by Latin jungere ‘to join’.
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