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01. There is a [tame] squirrel living in a tree in our backyard that will eat nuts right out of your hand.
02. The bears in the circus are supposed to be [tame], but they can still be dangerous and unpredictable.
03. We [tamed] a raccoon enough so that we could pet it and feed it cookies.
04. They have a [tame] lion that walks around their property and even comes in their house and sits on their living room floor when they're watching television.
05. The boys thought they had rented a sex film, but it was pretty [tame].
06. Firefighters succeeded in [taming] the blaze before it got out of control.
07. Wild bears can be [tamed] fairly easily if they are captured while still very young.
08. The birds are so [tame] in my garden that they will eat right out of my hand.
09. President Bush promised voters in Arizona that his government would help [tame] the border and halt illegal immigration.
10. The book was very controversial when it first came out twenty years ago, but it's [tame] by today's standards.
11. The wizard was able to [tame] all the wild birds and beasts into following his commands.
12. The version of the movie they showed on television is quite [tame]. They cut out all the sex and stuff.
13. The deer became very [tame] after we started feeding them apples and carrots.
14. You'd better learn to [tame] that bad temper of yours if you want to keep your job.
15. My mother had a fierce temper that she never quite managed to [tame] enough to please my father.
16. Noela Evans once said that challenge is like a dragon with a gift in its mouth; [tame] the dragon, and the gift is yours.

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  • tame´ly — tame «taym», adjective, tam|er, tam|est, verb, tamed, tam|ing. –adj. 1. not wild or savage; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tame — Tame, a. [Compar. {Tamer}; superl. {Tamest}.] [AS. tam; akin to D. tam, G. zahm, OHG. zam, Dan. & Sw. tam, Icel. tamr, L. domare to tame, Gr. ?, Skr. dam to be tame, to tame, and perhaps to E. beteem. [root]61. Cf. {Adamant}, {Diamond}, {Dame},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tame — may refer to: *Taming, the act of domesticating wild animals *River Tame, Greater Manchester *River Tame, West Midlands and the Tame Valley *Tame, Arauca, a Colombian town and municipality * Tame (song), a song by the Pixies from their 1989 album …   Wikipedia

  • Tame — ist ein Begriff in der hebräischen Sprache, siehe Tame (Hebräisch) ein Fluss in der Grafschaft Yorkshire, England, siehe Tame (Fluss, Yorkshire) ein Fluss in den West Midlands, England, siehe Tame (Fluss, West Midlands) ein Ort in Kolumbien,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tame — adj Tame, subdued, submissive are comparable when they mean docile and tractable or incapable of asserting one s will either permanently or for the time being. Tame implies opposition to wild and in its basic sense applies chiefly to animals that …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • tame — [tām] adj. tamer, tamest [ME < OE tam < IE * dom , var. of base * dem , to tame, subdue > L domare, Gr daman, to tame] 1. changed from a wild to a domesticated state: said as of animals trained for use by humans or as pets 2. like a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tame — Tame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taming}.] [AS. tamian, temian, akin to D. tammen, temmen, G. z[ a]hmen, OHG. zemmen, Icel. temja, Goth. gatamjan. See {Tame}, a.] 1. To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tame — puede hacer referencia a: TAME: Línea Aérea del Ecuador, una aerolínea ecuatoriana. Tame (Arauca): Un municipio del departamento colombiano de Arauca. Támesis: Un río del Reino Unido. Tame , una canción de la banda estadounidense de rock… …   Wikipedia Español

  • TAME — TAME, Línea Aérea del Ecuador, (code AITA : EQ ; code OACI : TAE) est la compagnie aérienne de l Équateur. TAME, Línea Aérea del Ecuador, a été fondé en 1962. Son développement a été progressif ainsi que sa flotte qui est ou a été… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tame — [adj1] domesticated, compliant acclimatized, amenable, biddable, bridled, broken, busted, civilized, cultivated, disciplined, docile, domestic, fearless, gentle, gentle as a lamb*, habituated, harmless, harnessed, housebroken, kindly, manageable …   New thesaurus

  • Tame — Tame, v. t. [Cf. F. entamer to cut into, to broach.] To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] In the time of famine he is the Joseph of the country, and keeps the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English