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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]
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Past participle: inspanned
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|Verb||1.||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"
outspan - remove the yoke or harness from; "outspan the draft animals"
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