1. (v. t.) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.

2. (superl.) Reduced from a state of native wildness and shyness; accustomed to man; domesticated; domestic; as, a tame deer, a tame bird.

3. (superl.) Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.

4. (superl.) Deficient in spirit or animation; spiritless; dull; flat; insipid; as, a tame poem; tame scenery.

5. (v.) To reduce from a wild to a domestic state; to make gentle and familiar; to reclaim; to domesticate; as, to tame a wild beast.

6. (v.) To subdue; to conquer; to repress; as, to tame the pride or passions of youth.

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