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Definition of tame adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (tamer, tamest)
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  1. 1(of animals, birds, etc.) not afraid of people, and used to living with them The bird became so tame that it was impossible to release it back into the wild. opposite wild
  2. 2(informal) not interesting or exciting You'll find life here pretty tame after New York.
  3. 3(informal) (of a person) willing to do what other people ask Her boyfriend's very tame and does whatever she wants.
    adverb She's not likely to stand by and tamely accept defeat.
    noun [uncountable]
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