- 1shame somebody to make someone feel ashamed His generosity shamed them all.
- 2shame somebody (formal) to make someone feel that they have lost honor or respect You have shamed your family. Phrasal Verbsshame somebody into doing something
NAmE//ʃeɪm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shame
he / she / it shames
past simple shamed
-ing form shaming