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Tame, vb. 1) to reduce from a wild to a domestic state, to make gentle: Ven. 560. Lucr. 956. H8 V, 3, 21. Troil. I, 3, 391. III, 2, 84.
2) to subdue, to crush, to depress: continuance --s the one (woe) Lucr. 1097. “if justice cannot t. you,” Ado V, 1, 210. “to t. you Kate,” Shr. II, 278. IV, 1, 213. IV, 2, 53. IV, 2, 53 V, 2, 188. “winter --s man, woman and beast,” IV, 1, 24. IV, 1, 24 “t. the savage spirit of wild war,” John V, 2, 74. “--d the king and made the dauphin stoop,” H6C II, 2, 151. “I'll t. you, I'll bring you in subjection,” Per. II, 5, 75. With to: “--ing my wild heart to thy loving hand,” Ado III, 1, 112.
Peculiar expressions: “would drink up the lees and dregs of a flat --d piece,” Troil. IV, 1, 62 (not unmanned, as Juliet calls herself in Rom. III, 2, 14, but resembling a hawk grown too familiar with man. Perhaps flat-tamed, i. e. tamed to flatness or staleness). “if that the heavens do not their visible spirits send quickly down to t. these vile offences,” Lr. IV, 2, 47 (== to restrain).
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