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inspan

(ɪnˈspæn)
vb (tr) , -spans, -spanning or -spanned
1. to harness (animals) to (a vehicle); yoke
2. to press (people) into service
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch inspannen, from spannen to stretch, yoke; see span1]

inspan


Past participle: inspanned
Gerund: inspanning

Imperative
inspan
inspan
Present
I inspan
you inspan
he/she/it inspans
we inspan
you inspan
they inspan
Preterite
I inspanned
you inspanned
he/she/it inspanned
we inspanned
you inspanned
they inspanned
Present Continuous
I am inspanning
you are inspanning
he/she/it is inspanning
we are inspanning
you are inspanning
they are inspanning
Present Perfect
I have inspanned
you have inspanned
he/she/it has inspanned
we have inspanned
you have inspanned
they have inspanned
Past Continuous
I was inspanning
you were inspanning
he/she/it was inspanning
we were inspanning
you were inspanning
they were inspanning
Past Perfect
I had inspanned
you had inspanned
he/she/it had inspanned
we had inspanned
you had inspanned
they had inspanned
Future
I will inspan
you will inspan
he/she/it will inspan
we will inspan
you will inspan
they will inspan
Future Perfect
I will have inspanned
you will have inspanned
he/she/it will have inspanned
we will have inspanned
you will have inspanned
they will have inspanned
Future Continuous
I will be inspanning
you will be inspanning
he/she/it will be inspanning
we will be inspanning
you will be inspanning
they will be inspanning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inspanning
you have been inspanning
he/she/it has been inspanning
we have been inspanning
you have been inspanning
they have been inspanning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inspanning
you will have been inspanning
he/she/it will have been inspanning
we will have been inspanning
you will have been inspanning
they will have been inspanning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inspanning
you had been inspanning
he/she/it had been inspanning
we had been inspanning
you had been inspanning
they had been inspanning
Conditional
I would inspan
you would inspan
he/she/it would inspan
we would inspan
you would inspan
they would inspan
Past Conditional
I would have inspanned
you would have inspanned
he/she/it would have inspanned
we would have inspanned
you would have inspanned
they would have inspanned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inspan - attach a yoke or harness to; "inspan the draft animals"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
yoke - put a yoke on or join with a yoke; "Yoke the draft horses together"
harness, tackle - put a harness; "harness the horse"
outspan - remove the yoke or harness from; "outspan the draft animals"