Meaning of TAME in English

TAME

I. adjective

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The '70s series now seem tame by today's standards.

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By these standards, the monks' self-denial seems tame .

Gardens contrived to divert the power of botanical growth into the tame artifacts of domesticated crops.

In the centre would be several lines of trestle tables carrying cages for chicken, ducks and geese with a few tame rabbits.

It had all been very tame .

Not your weasel-faced tame magic, but root-and-branch magic, the old magic.

Seen in comparison with the preceding axial age, the Hellenistic age is tame and conservative.

The jokes, when they do come, are rather tame but still funny.

These little fishes become quite tame and will respond at feeding time by rushing to their food like a litter of puppies.

II. verb

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Statistics show that rent control laws haven't tamed inflation.

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Children and, later, teenagers have to learn to put a brake on their impulses, to tame their desires.

Don Bradman, the catalyst of the affair, was only temporarily tamed, as his Test batting average of 56.57 testified.

He had fought a maddening, 24-hour battle against a river that California agriculture had tamed for more than a half century.

Is there a product to tame my hair?

These actions threw the economy into a recession, but also tamed the inflationary monster.

Unlike her former co-star, Antonio Banderas, Abril has not been tamed by Hollywood.

Where it should have tried harder, however, is with taming mechanical noise levels.

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