Tempered by........

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Senior Member
Venezuela español
Tigers's tough win tempered by injury to Polanco.

This is a headline for last night game featuring The red sox and the tigers, which I dont really understand when they say "tempered" by Polanco's injury.

Can you help me here?
  • TrentinaNE

    Senior Member
    English (American)
    As a verb, to temper means to chasten or moderate. So when something has been tempered, it has been toned down. As french4beth indicated, the fans are happy that the Tigers won, but their happiness has been diminished by the fact that a player was injured.

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