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(v) to bring under control; to repress. Origin: L sub-, under + ducere, to lead The child made quite a scene in front of the visiting relatives-refusing to eat food and crying and lying on the floor-to make his father get him a new cycle. But after his father took him to one side and threatened to slap him in front of all his cousins and uncle and aunt if he made another noise, he was subdued. The kidnapped girl managed to make a call home when her abductors were sleeping. She talked in a subdued voice, scared of waking them up.

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