tame

tame
[[t]te͟ɪm[/t]]
tames, taming, tamed, tamer, tamest
1) ADJ-GRADED A tame animal or bird is one that is not afraid of humans.

They never became tame; they would run away if you approached them.

2) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you say that something or someone is tame, you are criticizing them for being weak and uninteresting, rather than forceful or shocking.

Some of today's political demonstrations look rather tame...

The report was pretty tame stuff.

Derived words:
tamely ADV-GRADED ADV with v

There was no excuse though when Thomas shot tamely wide from eight yards.

3) VERB If someone tames a wild animal or bird, they train it not to be afraid of humans and to do what they say.

[V n] The Amazons were believed to have been the first to tame horses.

4) VERB If you tame someone or something that is dangerous, uncontrolled, or likely to cause trouble, you bring them under control.

[V n] Two regiments of cavalry were called out to tame the crowds.


English dictionary. 2008.

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