tame

tame
I UK [teɪm] / US adjective
Word forms "tame":
adjective tame comparative tamer superlative tamest
1) a tame animal has been trained to stay calm when people are near it, because it is used to being with them
2) something that is tame is slightly boring because it is not exciting, interesting, powerful, or dangerous enough

The match was a bit tame.

3) someone who is tame obeys other people or is afraid of them

Derived word:
tamely
adverb
II UK [teɪm] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "tame":
present tense I/you/we/they tame he/she/it tames present participle taming past tense tamed past participle tamed
1) to train an animal to stay calm when people are near it and to make it used to being with them
2) to make a piece of land, a river etc able to be used and not dangerous

They built a huge dam upstream to tame the river and prevent flooding.

3) to bring something under control

a government programme to tame inflation


English dictionary. 2014.

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