Translation of yoke in Spanish:


yugo, n.

Pronunciation /jəʊk//joʊk/


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    • 1.1(for oxen, horses)

      yugo masculine
      • She saw herself bound to her routine like a bullock to its yoke.
      • The god told him that he would meet a cow that had never borne the weight of a yoke or plough.
      • The yoke was fastened to the pole with a complex of knots so thoroughly tangled that it was impossible to unravel.
      • The only noise was the snorting of oxen as they pulled against the yoke.

    • 1.2(burden, bondage)

      yugo masculine
      the yoke of slavery el yugo de la esclavitud
      • under the yoke of sb/sth bajo el yugo de algn/algo
      • to cast / throw off the yoke liberarse del yugo
      • It's a triumphant moment of humanity unwilling to bow under the yoke of oppression.
      • This could be the catalyst needed for the revolution of the common people of the world to unite and throw off the yoke of government oppression.
      • If it brings about democratic progress, why is it a bad thing for people to throw off the yoke of tyranny and decide that they want to control their own futures?
      • To those of us who have resented the yoke of parental tyranny, that doesn't sound so bad.
      • Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be blasphemed.
      • The term is an antiquated yoke of oppression, politically, culturally and socially.
      • We're free from the yoke of oppression.
      • The gang tries to throw off the yoke of racist oppression and control their own destinies.
      • Most of us choose to live under the yoke of economic oppression.
      • Once the yoke of bondage was removed, we reached out through a network of World Trade Centers in 91 countries and 200 cities, all part of the World Trade Centers Assn.
      • The crippling yoke of oppression has been dropped on the American neck.
      • 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.
      • These reforms were intended to free the common man to pursue business opportunities without the oppressive yoke of high interest rates or excessive rents.
      • Sure, they may have chafed under the yoke of being Jimi's ‘sidemen’, but he simply never had any better.
      • Artistic approach to the style has been undergoing modern transformation, emerging out from under the oppressive yoke of postmodernist theory.
      • They have been released from the yoke of authoritarian tyranny.
      • This is a time full of lessons for those who day to day languish under the oppressive yoke of capitalism.
      • Two hundred years ago, following a slave uprising, Haiti threw off the yoke of bondage to become a free black state and a haven for escaped African slaves.
      • 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.
      • Fifty three years ago India shook off the yoke of British imperialism and became independent.

  • 2plural yoke

    • 2.1(pair of oxen)

      yunta feminine

    • 2.2(carrying frame)

      percha feminine
      aguaderas feminine
      • 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)

      canesú masculine
      • Experiment with this technique on shirt yokes and sleeve seams.
      • Using elements as disparate as an overscale man's shirt minus collar, gathered and sheared yokes on coats, and asymmetrical accordion pleats, she created a collection as elegant as it was personal.
      • He doesn't own any shiny suits with Western yokes in the back.
      • It features a sueded finish, tailored collar with top button loop, a left chest pocket, and a double layer back yoke with extended shoulders.
      • Consider embroidering little trains or sailboats on overalls, or teddy bears or bunnies on the yoke of a dress.
      • 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.
      • Eliminate the collar and finish the neckline edge with the yoke lining according to the pattern guidesheet.
      • The Pies wore white guernseys with a black yoke, with black and white striped socks, while Swan Districts wore their traditional black and white stripes.
      • Teresa was wearing a simple gown of emerald green with a white yoke and a black bow just below her throat.
      • It has the right yoke, waistband and pocket details.
      • The club wore green guernseys with a red yoke, which was also distinctive.

transitive verb

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    (oxen) uncir
    (oxen) enyuntar
    he yoked the oxen (up) to the plough unció / enyuntó los bueyes al arado
    • pay increases are yoked to performance los aumentos de sueldo están ligados al rendimiento
    • Mismatched yet yoked together, they make a striking pair.
    • 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.
    • The two cannot go together, and is akin to yoking a horse and a camel together.
    • 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 drover had set about yoking the oxen.