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But it looks a bit tame. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Britain's teenage rampage looked tame. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In the new west of today the wilderness may look tamed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We were left with a rather tame and feeble story about film production. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To change it would be like trying to tame a wild animal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who needs early mornings spent taming wild locks anyway? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Can any man tame his own nature? Times, Sunday Times (2011)But his liaisons are tame rather than dangerous. The Sun (2012)The count inspires utter devotion from his wife and can tame any animal. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The taming of wild birds of prey was once widespread. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And not a few will find them rather tame. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And he is worried the beast could be a very difficult animal to tame. The Sun (2012)His fans will be praying that the translation to the small screen does not tame this wild hero. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it was pretty tame stuff between a side taking too long to attack and one happy to contain. The Sun (2015)But this is pretty tame entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This makes bungee jumping look tame. The Sun (2011)They are also quite tame birds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It all looked a little tame. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The audition was pretty tame to be honest, but it was a great experience for me. The Sun (2015)A tame shot will dribble into the rough. The Sun (2012)ONCE, women were expected to tame their man into wedlock. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stoke's summer signing from Wolves could only produce a tame shot that went into the ground. The Sun (2012) Man cannot tame him. Christianity Today (2000)I was totally intrigued by the tame birds, the animals, and by the mountain ranges and the geography. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: tame /teɪm/ ADJECTIVE
A tame animal or bird is not afraid of humans.
Deer never become tame; they will run away if you approach them.
- American English: tame
- Arabic: مُرَوَّض
- Brazilian Portuguese: obediente
- Chinese: 驯服的
- Croatian: pitom
- Czech: ochočený
- Danish: tam
- Dutch: tam
- European Spanish: manso
- Finnish: kesy
- French: apprivoisé
- German: zahm
- Greek: εξημερωμένος
- Italian: domestico
- Japanese: 飼いならされた
- Korean: 길들여진
- Norwegian: tam
- Polish: oswojony
- European Portuguese: obediente
- Romanian: domestic
- Russian: прирученный
- Spanish: manso
- Swedish: tam
- Thai: เชื่อง
- Turkish: evcil
- Ukrainian: ручний
- Vietnamese: thuần
British English: tame VERB
If someone tames a wild animal or bird, they train it not to be afraid of humans and to do what they say.
They were believed to have been the first to tame horses.
Definition of tame from the Collins English Dictionary
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