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harness

  
  ( harnesses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( harnessing    present participle)   ( harnessed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you harness something such as an emotion or natural source of energy, you bring it under your control and use it.  
Turkey plans to harness the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for big hydro-electric power projects.      V n  
2       n-count   A harness is a set of straps which fit under a person's arms and fasten round their body in order to keep a piece of equipment in place or to prevent the person moving from a place.  
3       n-count   A harness is a set of leather straps and metal links fastened round a horse's head or body so that the horse can have a carriage, cart, or plough fastened to it.  
4       verb   If a horse or other animal is harnessed, a harness is put on it, especially so that it can pull a carriage, cart, or plough.  
usu passive  
On Sunday the horses were harnessed to a heavy wagon for a day-long ride over the Border.      be V-ed to n  
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harness

  

      n  
1    equipment, gear, tack, tackle, trappings  
2    in harness      active, at work, busy, in action, working  
      vb  
3    couple, hitch up, put in harness, saddle, yoke  
4    apply, channel, control, employ, exploit, make productive, mobilize, render useful, turn to account, utilize  

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hardness, hardiness, harshness, harmless

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n.
a wooden crossbar of a carriage or wagon to which the traces of the harness are fastened.

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