A brief struggle ensues as several officers attempt to subdue a squirming Grant, his hands behind his back.
Because of these women, rape is now a punishable crime in Haiti, rather than a weapon used by the powerful to subdue activists.
Among the names of the Newtown victims is Dawn Hochsprung, an energetic educator who died trying to subdue the crazed shooter.
The Jewish state has relied on Arab autocracies to subdue the anti-Zionist sentiments of their peoples.
The younger brother would try everything in his power from a distance to subdue the roaring flames of passion.
She looked at him with a nervous repugnance to his appearance, which she tried to subdue.
Oh, strong, strong are the ties of flesh, and hard it is to subdue the spirit!
He was imprisoned on account of his enthusiastic and chivalrous loyalty; but no dungeon could subdue his buoyant spirit.
He was as utterly unable to prevent or subdue this fear, as he was to prevent his breathing.
In scriptural language, to subdue; to mortify; to destroy the power or ruling influence of.
late 14c., "to conquer," from Old French souduire "deceive, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw, lead away, withdraw" (see subduce). The sense seems to have been taken in Anglo-French from Latin subdere. Subduct in the sense of "subtract" is from 1570s. Related: Subdued; subduing.