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1‘the horses were loosened from the yoke’
harness, collar, coupling, tackle, tack, equipage
2‘these countries were struggling under the yoke of imperialism’
tyranny, oppression, domination, hegemony, enslavement, slavery, servitude, subjugation, subjection, bondage, serfdom, vassalage
bonds, chains, fetters, shackles
literary thrall, thraldom
3‘the yoke of marriage’
bond, tie, link
1‘I yoke my oxen to the plough’
harness, hitch, hitch up, couple, tether, fasten, attach, join, join up, team
2‘Mariana is yoked in an arranged marriage to her cousin’
unite, join, link, connect, bond, tie, bind
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