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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshame into
he/she/itshames into
present participleshaming into
past tenseshamed into
past participleshamed into
  1. shame someone into doing something to make someone feel so guilty or embarrassed that they do what you want

    The Government have been shamed into providing more money for the project.

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