used in Of Mice and Men
only 1 use
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to control, prevent, or make less intense — sometimes through force
The exact meaning of subdue
depends upon its context. For example:
- "subdued a nation" — defeated militarily and brought under control
- "subdued the fever" — made it less intense or defeated it
- "subdued her enthusiasm" — made it less intense
- "subdued her fears" — made them less intense or overcame them
- "subdued my emotions" — kept them under control
- "subdued the crowd" — quieted or controlled it
- Slim gazed at him for a moment and then looked down at his hands; he subdued one hand with the other, and held it down.
subdued = brought under control
There are no more uses of "subdue" in Of Mice and Men.