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"tame" in British English

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tameadjective

uk   us   /teɪm/

tameverb [T]

uk   us   /teɪm/
to make a ​wildanimal tame to ​control something ​dangerous or ​powerful: He'll need to tame his ​temper if he ​wants to ​succeed.
tameable
adjective uk   us   /ˈteɪ.mə.bl̩/
tamer
noun [C] uk   /ˈteɪ.mər/  us   /-mɚ/
someone who tames something that is ​wild, ​especially an ​animal: a lion-tamer
(Definition of tame from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tame" in American English

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tameadjective

 us   /teɪm/
(esp. of ​animals) not ​wild or ​fierce, either ​naturally or because of ​training or ​longinvolvement with humans: Their ​goatsseem very tame. If an ​entertainment is tame, it is not very ​exciting.
tame
verb [T]  us   /teɪm/
He tames ​wildhorses.
(Definition of tame from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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