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English definition of “shame”

shame

verb [T] (BAD FEELING)    /ʃeɪm/
to make someone feel ashamed, or to make someone or something lose honour and respect: It shames me that I treated her so badly. The behaviour of a few children has shamed the whole school.Humiliating and degrading shame sb into/out of sth to cause someone to do or not to do something by making them feel ashamed: [+ -ing verb] The number of people out of work has shamed the government into taking action to prevent further job losses.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of shame verb (BAD FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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