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tame

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
tametame1 /teΙͺm/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HBAa tame animal or bird is not wild any longer, because it has been trained to live with people opp wild πŸ”Š tame elephants2 informalBORING dull and disappointing πŸ”Š Most of the criticism has been pretty tame. πŸ”Š I decided that teaching was too tame for me.3 [only before noun] British English used to describe a person who is willing to do what other people ask, even if it is slightly dishonest πŸ”Š If you have a tame doctor, he might give you a sick note. β€”tamely adverb β€”tameness noun [uncountable]
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tameβ€’ By these standards, the monks' self-denial seems tame.β€’ It had all been very tame.β€’ Seen in comparison with the preceding axial age, the Hellenistic age is tame and conservative.β€’ These little fishes become quite tame and will respond at feeding time by rushing to their food like a litter of puppies.β€’ Gardens contrived to divert the power of botanical growth into the tame artifacts of domesticated crops.β€’ The jokes, when they do come, are rather tame but still funny.β€’ The '70s series now seem tame by today's standards.β€’ Not your weasel-faced tame magic, but root-and-branch magic, the old magic.β€’ In the centre would be several lines of trestle tables carrying cages for chicken, ducks and geese with a few tame rabbits.
Related topics: Animals
tametame2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 REDUCEto reduce the power or strength of something and prevent it from causing trouble πŸ”Š The prime minister managed to tame the trade unions.2 HBATEACHto train a wild animal to obey you and not to attack people syn domesticate πŸ”Š The Asian elephant can be tamed and trained.
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tameβ€’ Don Bradman, the catalyst of the affair, was only temporarily tamed, as his Test batting average of 56.57 testified.β€’ Unlike her former co-star, Antonio Banderas, Abril has not been tamed by Hollywood.β€’ He had fought a maddening, 24-hour battle against a river that California agriculture had tamed for more than a half century.β€’ Statistics show that rent control laws haven't tamed inflation.β€’ Where it should have tried harder, however, is with taming mechanical noise levels.β€’ Is there a product to tame my hair?β€’ These actions threw the economy into a recession, but also tamed the inflationary monster.β€’ Children and, later, teenagers have to learn to put a brake on their impulses, to tame their desires.
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Verb table
tame
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytame
he, she, ittames
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytamed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tamed
he, she, ithas tamed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tamed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tame
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tamed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam taming
he, she, itis taming
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you, we, theyare taming
Past
I, he, she, itwas taming
you, we, theywere taming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been taming
he, she, ithas been taming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been taming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be taming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been taming
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