Bring under domination or control, especially by conquest: Make someone or something subordinate to.
Taken from the late Latin subjugat- brought under a yoke, from the verb subjugare, based on jugum yoke.
“Oppressors usually try to remove dignity when subjugating victims; the shaven heads of the prison camps did not hurt – they demeaned.”
“But on many issues they have been just as ready to subjugate human rights to their political interests.”
A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: Influence or power, especially in politics or business.
(archaic) A piece of cloth or article of clothing which is the clout mentioned in the proverb; “ne’er cast a clout till May be out” with May more likely to mean the blossom of the Hawthorn than the month.
Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.
Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk.