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subdue
used in Of Mice and Men

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Definition
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.
    p. 49.3
subdued = brought under control
There are no more uses of "subdue" in Of Mice and Men.

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