transitive verb-·yoked′, -·yok′ing
- to release from a yoke
- to separate or disconnect
Origin of unyokeMiddle English unyoken from Old English ungeocian
- to become unyoked
- to remove a yoke
- Obs. to stop working
verbun·yoked, un·yok·ing, un·yokes
- To release from or as if from a yoke.
- To separate; disjoin.
- To remove a yoke.
- Archaic To stop working.
(third-person singular simple present unyokes, present participle unyoking, simple past and past participle unyoked)
un- +"Ž yoke