verb (used with object), shamed, sham·ing.
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Idioms for shame
- to cause to suffer shame or disgrace.
- to outdo; surpass: She played so well she put all the other tennis players to shame.
Origin of shame
SYNONYMS FOR shame
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British Dictionary definitions for for shame
- to disgrace
- to surpass totally
- an expression of sympathy
- an expression of pleasure or endearment
Derived forms of shameshamable or shameable, adjective
Word Origin for shame
Idioms and Phrases with for shame (1 of 2)
Also, shame on you. An expression that condemns someone for being dishonorable or disgraceful. For example, “For shame,” said Carol to the puppy, “You shouldn't have done that,” or “Shame on you for cheating,” the teacher said. [c. 1300]
Idioms and Phrases with for shame (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with shame
- shame on you
- crying shame
- for shame
- put to shame