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Definition of yoke verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yoke
    he / she / it yokes
    past simple yoked
    -ing form yoking
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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 plow
  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.
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