English version

subject somebody/something to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsubject somebody/something to something phrasal verbSUFFERto force someone or something to experience something very unpleasant, especially over a long time Police subjected him to hours of questioning.subject somebody to an ordeal/abuse/harassment Barker subjected his victim to awful abuse. subject→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
subject to Most of these provisions subject clauses to a test of reasonableness; however, some clauses are made wholly ineffective.Does the picture show the subject off to best advantage?Although we welcome the Bill, we shall subject it to detailed scrutiny in Committee.However, unwarranted use of antibiotics can help create drug-resistant bacteria and subject patients to nasty side effects, like severe diarrhea.The third bill treats unsolicited e-mail like unsolicited faxes and subjects the sender to potential criminal sanction.The teacher is subject only to the countercontrol exerted by the student.Others would be the subject of reports to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the authorities.Journalists now subject him to the scrutiny he avoided in his stealthy rise.
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Verb table
subject
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysubject
he, she, itsubjects
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysubjected
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave subjected
he, she, ithas subjected
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad subjected
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill subject
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have subjected
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam subjecting
he, she, itis subjecting
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you, we, theyare subjecting
Past
I, he, she, itwas subjecting
you, we, theywere subjecting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been subjecting
he, she, ithas been subjecting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been subjecting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be subjecting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been subjecting
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