2 verb
shame2 [transitive]
1 to make someone feel ashamed:
It shames me to say it, but I lied.
He felt shamed and humiliated by the treatment he had received.

shame somebody into doing something

to force someone to do something by making them feel ashamed:
His wife shamed him into handing the money back.
3 to be so much better than someone else that you make them seem bad or feel embarrassed:
Their training record shamed other companies.
4 to make someone feel they have lost all honour and respect:
She had shamed her family name (=done something that made her family lose honour).

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