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American English: /joʊk/
British English: /jəʊk/

Translation of yoke in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (for oxen, horses)
    Example sentences
    • The god told him that he would meet a cow that had never borne the weight of a yoke or plough.
    • The only noise was the snorting of oxen as they pulled against the yoke.
    • The yoke was fastened to the pole with a complex of knots so thoroughly tangled that it was impossible to unravel.
    1.2 (burden, bondage) the yoke of slavery
    el yugo de la esclavitud
    under the yoke of somebody/something
    bajo el yugo de alguien/algo
    to cast or throw off the yoke
    liberarse del yugo
    Example sentences
    • The yearning of the poor that the Independence of the country and the shedding of the yoke of an oppressive colonial past would bring wealth or at least a little more prosperity to them, still remain an unfulfilled dream.
    • The worst abuses were officially abolished, but the yoke of oppression did return, and new laws depriving people of their freedom and their political rights were instituted.
    • Artistic approach to the style has been undergoing modern transformation, emerging out from under the oppressive yoke of postmodernist theory.
  • 2
    plural yoke
    2.1 (pair of oxen) 2.2 (carrying frame)
    percha (feminine)
    aguaderas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • Women in brightly coloured headscarves and short Russian army boots carried pails of milk on yokes around their shoulders.
    • By day he was working in a limestone quarry, carrying buckets of stones on a yoke.
    2.3 (of dress, shirt)
    Example sentences
    • Experiment with this technique on shirt yokes and sleeve seams.
    • It has the right yoke, waistband and pocket details.
    • Foam usually isn't recommended for use on lightweight fabrics; however, it can be used in the yoke or neckline area of form-fitting garments.

transitive verb

  • (oxen)
    he yoked the oxen (up) to the plough
    unció or enyuntó los bueyes al arado
    pay increases are yoked to performance
    los aumentos de sueldo están ligados al rendimiento
    Example sentences
    • Oxen are yoked to the plough, donkeys carry the harvest from field to village, and cows and sheep trample the grain on the threshing floor.
    • Because Cassius is yoked to him both in love and their deadly and momentous endeavour, he is a tragic hero too, powerless against the unbending resolve of Brutus to do what philosophy, not opportunity, dictates.
    • The two cannot go together, and is akin to yoking a horse and a camel together.
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