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tame
American English: /teɪm/
British English: /teɪm/

Translation of tame in Spanish:

adjective tamer, tamest

  • 1 (animal)
    (by nature) manso
    dócil
    (tamed) domado
    domesticado
    (committee/judiciary)
    [derogatory]
    sumiso
    acomodaticio
    we have a tame mechanic who'll fix that for you [humorous]
    tenemos un mecánico muy servicial que te lo puede arreglar
    Example sentences
    • Be aware that injured animals, even tame pets will bite savagely if given a chance.
    • Instead of importing tame pigs, people from several different countries domesticated the animals themselves.
    • One internet site agrees, declaring the animals to be ‘noble and tame dogs with the family, but distrustful of strangers’.
    Example sentences
    • She's intending to visit again, with a sister in-tow, and possibly once more with a tame builder who will advise her on the practicability of extending the house.
    • So I think there are a number of people within the Met who are feeding information to what they regard as tame reporters.
    • The biotech companies and their tame scientists are using other people's poverty to engineer their own enrichment.
  • 2 (unexciting) (show/story/joke)
    soso [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Overall it was a rather tame affair with no controversy on any subject.
    • It was a pretty tame affair compared to last year.
    • The subpoena hearing, which is normally a tame affair, was contentious because the music industry sees it as a test case.

transitive verb

  • (wild animal)
    domar
    (stray)
    domesticar
    (wilderness/river)
    domeñar [literary]
    (passion)
    domeñar [literary]
    nobody could tame her
    era indomable
    Example sentences
    • Wild crops such as wheat and barley began to be cultivated, and wild animals such as sheep and goats were tamed and then domesticated.
    • The Asian elephant featured strongly in Buddhism and Brahminism and the elephants were tamed and domesticated to be able to be used efficiently.
    • Some live out their circus fantasies by taming lions or elephants, but aerial acts combine macho cool and athletic grace.
    Example sentences
    • The last time police repression was used to tame the powerful Italian left was in the 1970s.
    • Isn't it also about - or I should say, how do you avoid it being about mind over matter, you know, that old Western paradigm of the rational mind controlling or taming the body?
    • I was working on taming my out of control curly black hair, it wasn't going so well, I had given up on trying to blow dry it straight, so I just let it go.
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