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unyoke

[uhn-yohk] /ʌnˈyoʊk/
verb (used with object), unyoked, unyoking.
1.
to free from or as if from a yoke.
2.
to part or disjoin, as by removing a yoke.
verb (used without object), unyoked, unyoking. Obsolete
3.
to remove a yoke.
4.
to cease work.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English unyoken, Old English ungeocian. See un-2, yoke1
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British Dictionary definitions for un-yoke

unyoke

/ʌnˈjəʊk/
verb
1.
to release (an animal, etc) from a yoke
2.
(transitive) to set free; liberate
3.
(transitive) to disconnect or separate
4.
(intransitive) (archaic) to cease working
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