Translation of tame in Spanish:

tame

manso, adj.

Pronunciation /teɪm//teɪm/

adjective

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    • The 1911 Protection of Animals Act prohibits the hunting of tame or domestic animals.
    • Matthew, for a contract to be valid, there are actually lots of gritty details and for that reason it's sometimes not a bad idea to see a tame lawyer.
    • She's a very tame beast, and she accepts the bit well as long as you ride her smoothly.
    • She's intending to visit again, with a sister in-tow, and possibly once more with a tame builder who will advise her on the practicability of extending the house.
    • I took her to the petting zoo, which has tame goats to pet.
    • Instead of importing tame pigs, people from several different countries domesticated the animals themselves.
    • I had to feed the chooks each night, help with making the butter and look after our tame pig.
    • He used this to block his mother's attempts to re-examine his father with her own tame doctors.
    • He said that it must be remembered that elephants are not naturally tame.
    • A tiny multicoloured parrot flew from shoulder to shoulder to peer at us inquisitively, while a small tame monkey searched for fleas in our hair.
    • It seems that they may not have expected to find that the man would be so tame and co-operative as to give them a free hand to engage in their business and flee the scene.
    • The wild creature was only tame under her hands.
    • After their initial statements, all of the parties kept a careful silence, with the complete acquiescence of a tame media.
    • One internet site agrees, declaring the animals to be ‘noble and tame dogs with the family, but distrustful of strangers’.
    • The newsroom became the home of the tame dissident and the compliant office holder.
    • Reports in Shanghai's usually tame newspapers complained that journalists were barred from approaching the mine.
    • Children enjoy the farm setting and the tame farm animals.
    • If an animal is domesticated or tame, there would be lesser reason to fear that such an animal would pose a threat to the public.
    • The biotech companies and their tame scientists are using other people's poverty to engineer their own enrichment.
    • With a tame sister republic to the north, the Belgian departments were lightly garrisoned by troops not expecting to be used to keep domestic order.
    • Be aware that injured animals, even tame pets will bite savagely if given a chance.
    • Anyone with a tame doctor (which would be everyone I know) can get an excuse note for those.
    • These efforts produced a relatively tame dog, able and willing to track and to hunt.
    • Thankfully the donkeys and cows were tame, and were easily chased out of camp if they got too close.
    • So I think there are a number of people within the Met who are feeding information to what they regard as tame reporters.
    • A few tame lambs scamper around, probably bottle fed, and a single donkey nibbles at the grass among the goat-hair tents.
    • Feigning a serious illness, he arranges for him to have a tame doctor prescribe an ocean voyage to Hawaii as a cure.
    • You can make a good fist of doing it, but in the end you have to come to terms with the fact that you are not dealing with a tame beast.
    • But the public's current disillusionment with tame government scientists in the wake of BSE is high.
    • Although most of the park's lions are tame, lions are, after all, still lions.
    • It takes all the fun out of it if people think you have a tame journalist rather than being able to command headlines on your own merits.
    • On the other hand, religion makes brave valiant men meek tame and cowardly such that they refuse to shed blood even for their motherland.
    • He has never encountered any tame animals besides dogs.
    • The mother cat's quite tame and not very old herself, and the kittens are probably around 5-6 weeks old.
    • Almost every other tame creature - from the dog to the horse - came to our homes under very specific circumstances, unlike the cat.
    • 1.1

      (animal) (by nature) manso
      (animal) (by nature) dócil
      (animal) (tamed) domado
      (animal) (tamed) domesticado
      we have a tame mechanic who'll fix that for you tenemos un mecánico muy servicial que te lo puede arreglar

    • 1.2

      (judiciary/committee) sumiso derogatory
      (committee/judiciary) acomodaticio derogatory

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    (unexciting)
    (joke/story/show) insulso
    (show/joke/story) insípido
    (joke/story/show) soso informal
    • These films are really tame, innocent adventures, offering a real, if occasionally warped view of the South.
    • I didn't like the bars and my social life was pretty tame and domestic.
    • But some think the story of a drowning marsh and a heart-warmingly functional Mormon family is too tame.
    • But I realize that it was very tame advice today, but that for many people, it was still very, very, perfectly valid.
    • On the pitch, the game was a much more tame affair.
    • Compared with the second half the opening half was a tame affair.
    • If you like village detective stories with a couple of murders - fine, but compared to today's stories they are so tame!
    • I responded rather half-heartedly with a fairly tame story from my past, and chucked her the names of a few people who I thought might be better suited.
    • Overall it was a rather tame affair with no controversy on any subject.
    • The subpoena hearing, which is normally a tame affair, was contentious because the music industry sees it as a test case.
    • An exciting experience then, but very tame compared with today's high-speed jet travel.
    • It was a pretty tame affair compared to last year.
    • Meet and greets like this are usually pretty tame affairs.
    • There were only a few rapids and they were extremely tame.
    • The festival in her honour was a tame affair until a few years ago.
    • Now I'm not a big fan of such parades, but this one sounds pretty tame even according to the people opposed to them.
    • Pretty tame by some people's standards, no doubt, but plenty of excitement for us.
    • Her parents had seemed responsible and tame, but they weren't.
    • But they were tame responses compared with those by Democrats.
    • By modern rock standards we were tame, but at the time, it was something new that people had never seen before.

transitive verb

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    (wild animal) domar
    (stray) domesticar
    (wilderness/river) domar
    (wilderness/river) domeñar literary
    (passion) dominar
    (passion) domar
    (passion) domeñar literary
    nobody could tame her era indomable
    • Dab a little on your eyebrows to tame unruly hairs.
    • If anyone's succeeded in taming their black dog, drop me a note sometime and let me know what worked for you.
    • One who would be inspired by the colours on my face and the changing season outside to make love to my hair and tame the wild beast that it is.
    • Isn't it also about - or I should say, how do you avoid it being about mind over matter, you know, that old Western paradigm of the rational mind controlling or taming the body?
    • At 48, he is learning to tame his creative spirit and take on just a couple of projects at a time.
    • This is obviously much easier than traditional forms of meditation that took much practice and discipline to tame the mind.
    • A tame animal does not pass that tameness onto its offspring; taming is not a heritable, genetic change, and there is no simple way to discover when a hominid first tamed another species.
    • A few drops of either product, worked through your hair, tames unruly strands and adds significant shine.
    • The whole population devoted their time to taming horses.
    • Serum actually works very well in taming unruly strands.
    • But it may simply be naïve to think that any country can permanently tame the tiger of tribalism.
    • Interest rates jump in an effort to tame inflation, the inevitable by-product of unrestrained spending.
    • It was rare that he got excited to the point of babbling about anything, but the thrill of catching and taming a wild horse was something she could easily understand.
    • The last time police repression was used to tame the powerful Italian left was in the 1970s.
    • You will be able to tame a creature and keep it as a pet once you have reached a certain skill level and success rate with that particular mob.
    • I was working on taming my out of control curly black hair, it wasn't going so well, I had given up on trying to blow dry it straight, so I just let it go.
    • To support this she claims that women viewed it as hospitable and welcoming, not as something harsh or forbidding that needed to be tamed or overcome.
    • But 25 years of European exile and a gradual mellowing of the spirit have tamed the Australian rocker's legendary excesses.
    • Emotion, though we believe we can control it, is so volatile that is like taming the storm.
    • Africans, for example, were criticized for not taming the elephant, which had proved so valuable in Asia.
    • It was only after the Mongols tamed horses, yaks and camels that they took to a nomadic herding lifestyle.
    • Will she be able to tame the unruly private bus drivers who often hold the city life to ransom and streamline the chaotic city traffic?
    • Wild crops such as wheat and barley began to be cultivated, and wild animals such as sheep and goats were tamed and then domesticated.
    • Although times are still tough there, inflation has been tamed and the foundation stones are in place for the country to transform itself in the run-up to joining the EU.
    • That's a major shift for the Fed, which has spent the last quarter-century trying to tame inflation and contain price increases.
    • On the other hand, terrestrial species are more often domesticated, while only a few marine species are tamed, mainly in zoos, dolphinaria or so called ‘Sea Worlds’.
    • Teaching can curb and tame an undisciplined enthusiasm.
    • In these circumstances parliament, rather than being a mechanism by which mass pressure is applied against the ruling class, is a mechanism for taming the representatives of mass feeling.
    • She shows him the quick sketch she has done of him lying on the grass smoking a cigar, and then takes out another sketch she made of him years ago, back home, taming a horse.
    • You don't throw rocks at the guy who's trying to tame the tiger.
    • When horses were tamed their first military use was in drawing light carts which served as shooting and fighting platforms.
    • Villagers believe the shaman uses black magic to help tame the elephant and sever ties to the mother.
    • Her unruly teeth have been tamed into a neat, pearly, Californian smile, the parakeet spiked hair is now a glossy black mane.
    • The Asian elephant featured strongly in Buddhism and Brahminism and the elephants were tamed and domesticated to be able to be used efficiently.
    • She tamed the beast so she gets to keep it.
    • Who was the Greek hero who tamed the winged horse Pegasus?
    • He told her how much he loved horses, even taught her some tips on how to tame a wild horse that just got bridled from the wilderness.
    • Some live out their circus fantasies by taming lions or elephants, but aerial acts combine macho cool and athletic grace.
    • Alexander's early potential is seen in his ability to tame wild horses (like Hector in The Illyiad).
    • Cockatiels make the most endearing, affectionate, responsive and easily tamed pets around.