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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
  1. 1
    to make someone feel guilty or embarrassed
    The behaviour of the fans has shamed the team.
  2. 3
    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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