verb (used with object), sub·dued, sub·du·ing.
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Plus, in all three color options, one side is subdued, while the opposite is something fun.
That voice that sang alongside Patti LaBelle and Lauryn Hill, the one that gets critics to consistently call her “underrated,” was subdued as she strained to breathe.This couple hit their stride after years of hard work. Then covid-19 hit them.|Petula Dvorak|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
A day later in his cell, video footage shows Sheriff’s deputies tried to subdue a visibly disturbed Silva to take him for a medical evaluation.Obscure Sheriff’s Review Board Gets New Scrutiny in Court|Ashly McGlone|December 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Having recovered from a virus-induced downturn, the $220 billion Hong Kong–listed services company is now contending with the potentially larger threat of government regulation, which Beijing proposed last month to subdue China’s runaway tech giants.China’s ‘Amazon of services’ says it welcomes Beijing’s stricter oversight|eamonbarrett|December 1, 2020|Fortune
Given all that’s gone on this year, it’s worth asking whether police officers and the communities they serve might be better off if cops had something other than guns to subdue unruly suspects.
It took a blow to the head from Clark and the assistance of three deputies to subdue her.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The younger brother would try everything in his power from a distance to subdue the roaring flames of passion.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At least one Metropolitan Police officer was injured during the struggle to subdue the man.London Woman Beheaded by Machete-Wielding 'Madman'|Nico Hines|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A brief struggle ensues as several officers attempt to subdue a squirming Grant, his hands behind his back.‘Fruitvale Station,’ Sundance’s Hottest Film, Comes to Theaters|Marlow Stern|January 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yet it is these very anarchic groups that the Second Amendment was incorporated to subdue.Gun-Control Foes Misunderstand the Intent of the Second Amendment|Jack Schwartz|December 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Malcolm had selected it as a training-ground that evening, because he meant to weary and subdue his too highly spirited charger.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
And unless thou speedily prevent them, they will do greater things than these, and thou shalt not be able to subdue them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
"It's an awfu' gran' book, Rob," she would say after a time, while she strove to subdue the sobs in her breast.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
The Romans took two hundred years to subdue it, and the Moors never obtained a footing there.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Forthwith did Earl Hakon subdue all the land and that winter abode he in Throndhjem.