American English

Definition of shame verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shame
    he / she / it shames
    past simple shamed
    -ing form shaming
    jump to other results
  1. 1shame somebody to make someone feel ashamed His generosity shamed them all.
  2. 2shame somebody (formal) to make someone feel that they have lost honor or respect You have shamed your family.
  3. Phrasal Verbsshame somebody into doing something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shame