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shame  /em/  n. [U] 1 a sad feeling because of knowing one has done wrong: He stole money from the church and later felt great shame. 2 a sad situation, a pity: Its a shame you cant go shopping with us. 3 shame on you: you have done wrong and should feel badly: Dont ever swear at me again; shame on you!
v. [T] shamed, shaming, shames to cause s.o. to feel bad through guilt: The minister shamed the thief by telling his name to the people. shame

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