verb (used with object), sub·dued, sub·du·ing.
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The death of Daniel Prude, which occurred after he was physically subdued by RPD officers in March 2020, sparked protests throughout the city.Police Investigation Underway After 9-Year-Old Girl Pepper Sprayed During Arrest in Rochester, New York|Josiah Bates|February 2, 2021|Time
“There’s a lot of sympathy for the cop in the field, trying to subdue somebody when that person is struggling and probably very strong and very capable of resisting,” Emery said.
One Volta’s electric eel — able to subdue small fish with an 860-volt jolt — is scary enough.Some electric eels coordinate attacks to zap their prey|Jonathan Lambert|January 14, 2021|Science News
The event was already scaled down and subdued by the coronavirus pandemic.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Monday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Teddy Amenabar, Justin Wm. Moyer|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
A long struggle followed, during which the deputies used a Taser to subdue Gonzalez.Restrictions on the South Texas Border Were Meant to Protect People From COVID-19. Then the Handcuffs Came Out.|by Vianna Davila and Ren Larson|December 19, 2020|ProPublica
Once he lunged at a man trying to rob a convenience store, subduing him with his bare hands.Castro Street’s Hot Cop Is the Batman to Sexy Mug Shot Guy’s Joker|Itay Hod|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The account of this man's giant strength, the narrative of hisPg 114 exploits in subduing the wild bulls, are quite Homeric.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
The dominion which England claimed over Ireland, demanded more immediately their efforts for subduing that country.
This last sally had a subduing effect on the gig's company; they turned their faces away and became absorbed in the view ahead.
He had succeeded so well in subduing his flesh that at last it was on the point of separating itself entirely from the spirit.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer