Definition of 'harness'
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They harness the energy and urgency of electronic music while largely doing away with emotion and invention. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 2017 you harness this restless energy. The Sun (2017)It is from a class of drugs that harness the body 's immune system to fight cancerous cells. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And there is always wind power to harness, blessed as the islands are with the trade winds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The technology's inventors suggest harnessing solar power from roads will be a more publicly acceptable way of producing green energy than large solar farms. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet a San Francisco entrepreneur is attempting to harness the power of artificial intelligence to redefine loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most telling signs were an incorrect horse harness and an error in the cuneiform inscription. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first significant work on the programme harnessed that power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All visitors are fitted with climbing harnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was no net below her and no harness attached to her. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We were put in harnesses and within minutes reached the top. Times, Sunday Times (2008)An actor said that his colleague was also meant to be wearing a body harness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is hoped this sustainable form of energy could be harnessed to power electronic gadgets. The Sun (2014)Ban putting horses in harnesses to pull carriages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it seems small businesses are not harnessing the power of the internet. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We can keep doing this and more if we work together to harness what housing associations can offer. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One initiative is to try to harness the heat energy produced by braking trains and convert it into electricity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your coal tub was the size of a kitchen table and your pony had a leather and wooden harness. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)From his left the sound of hooves and a jingle of horse harness announced the approach of a group of riders. Man of Honour (2007)Each dog had its position in the team and the line attached to its harness varied according to the working place. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The former is renowned for harness horse racing, while the latter has a historic pilgrimage church. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A qualified auto electrician should be able to fit the wiring harness in about half an hour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sit down into the harness, keep your back straight and feed the rope from your shoulder to your hip to descend. The Sun (2013)Steel sections are being lifted by cranes to the top of the glass pyramid, where workers wearing safety harnesses bolt them together. The Sun (2012)Much of the growth is expected to come from a new class of cancer medicines that work by harnessing the body 's immune system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a retreat of appalling hardship in which men were harnessed to carts which the army's few horses were too weak to move. Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)
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Translations for 'harness'
British English: harness VERB
If you harness something such as an emotion or natural source of energy, you bring it under your control and use it.
They harness the power of the wind to supply us with heat and light.
British English: harness NOUN
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.
Definition of harness from the Collins English Dictionary
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