1 equipment, gear, tack, tackle, trappings
2 in harness active, at work, busy, in action, working
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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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.
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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