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Definition of tame verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tame

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//teɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//teɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tame
BrE BrE//teɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//teɪm//
 
he / she / it tames
BrE BrE//teɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//teɪmz//
 
past simple tamed
BrE BrE//teɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//teɪmd//
 
past participle tamed
BrE BrE//teɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//teɪmd//
 
-ing form taming
BrE BrE//ˈteɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈteɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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tame something to make something tame or easy to control Lions can never be completely tamed. She made strenuous efforts to tame her anger. Word Origin Old English tam (adjective), temmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tam and German zahm, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin domare and Greek daman ‘tame, subdue’.
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