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subject sb/sth to sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with subject   /səbˈdʒekt/ us  
C2 to make someone or something experience an unpleasant or worrying thing: The inquiry found that they had been subjected to unfair treatment. "I didn't want to subject him to such a long drive!" she said.
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