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tame

verb [T]     /teɪm/
to make a wild animal tameAnimal (non-human) behaviour to control something dangerous or powerful : He'll need to tame his temper if he wants to succeed .Controlling and being in charge tameable     /ˈteɪ.mə.bl̩/ adjective Animal (non-human) behaviour tamer     /ˈteɪ.mər/ US  /-mɚ/ noun [C] someone who tames something that is wild , especially an animal : a lion-tamerCarnival, fairground and circus
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