tame

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈteɪm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/teɪm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tām)


Inflections of 'tame' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
tamer
adj comparative
tamest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'tame' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
tames
v 3rd person singular
taming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
tamed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
tamed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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tame

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a tame [beast, tiger, lion, animal, pet]
  2. is [just, only] acting tame
  3. don't worry, he's tame
  4. was a tame [match, display, performance]
  5. was a pretty tame [affair, ceremony, party]
  6. a tame [effort, attempt, bid] to
  7. tame in [comparison, terms of, today's terms]
  8. hired a tame [lawyer, assistant, scientist, attorney]
  9. [settle in, work on, exploit] tame land
v
  1. tame a [lion, the beast, a wild animal, a horse]
  2. the [lion] was tamed
  3. tame your [appetite, desire, hunger]
  4. tame [inflation, the spirits, corruption]
  5. tame to [prevent, provide, ensure]
  6. tame your (wild) [hair, mane]
  7. [cannot, can't] be tamed
  8. (try to) tame your [husband, wife]
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