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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A frame that fits around the neck of a pair of oxen. Also: Being under the control of others as in slavery.

Usage examples (38)
  • The pioneers knew there was trouble when the oxen's yoke broke and they were no longer able to pull the wagon.
  • Pulled by a yoke of oxen
  • Under the yoke of a tyrant
  • They threw off the yoke of domination for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "yoke" which is a wooden frame for oxen, is "yolk" which is the yellow part of an egg.
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