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verb [transitive]     shame pronunciation in British English
/ʃeɪm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshame
he/she/itshames
present participleshaming
past tenseshamed
past participleshamed
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    to make someone or something seem bad or less impressive by comparison

    The standards these workers have achieved shames our own efforts.

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