Date: before 12th century 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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  • Unyoke — Un*yoke , v. t. [1st pref. un + yoke.] [1913 Webster] 1. To loose or free from a yoke. Like youthful steers unyoked, they take their courses. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To part; to disjoin; to disconnect. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unyoke — index disencumber, dissociate, divorce, separate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unyoke — [un yōk′] vt. unyoked, unyoking [ME unyoken < OE ungeocian] 1. to release from a yoke 2. to separate or disconnect vi. 1. to become unyoked 2. to remove a yoke 3. Obs. to stop worki …   English World dictionary

  • unyoke — /un yohk /, v., unyoked, unyoking. v.t. 1. to free from or as if from a yoke. 2. to part or disjoin, as by removing a yoke. v.i. Obs. 3. to remove a yoke. 4. to cease work. [bef. 1000; ME unyoken, OE ungeocian. See UN 2, YOKE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • unyoke — verb a) To release something from a yoke or harness. b) To disconnect, unlink …   Wiktionary

  • unyoke — v. release from yoke; free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unyoke — verb release (animals) from a yoke …   English new terms dictionary

  • unyoke — v. a. 1. Loose from a yoke. 2. Part, disjoin, disconnect, separate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unyoke — un·yoke …   English syllables

  • unyoke — [c]/ʌnˈjoʊk/ (say un yohk) verb (unyoked, unyoking) –verb (t) 1. to free from or as from a yoke. 2. to part or disjoin, as by removing a yoke. –verb (i) 3. to remove a yoke. 4. to cease work. {un 2 + yoke} …   Australian English dictionary

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