1 shame /ˈʃeɪm/ noun
1 shame
Learner's definition of SHAME
[noncount] : a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong
[noncount] : ability to feel guilt, regret, or embarrassment
[noncount] : dishonor or disgrace
[singular] : something that is regretted : pity

a crying shame

see crying

put (someone or something) to shame

: to be much better than (someone or something)
2 shame /ˈʃeɪm/ verb
shames; shamed; shaming
2 shame
shames; shamed; shaming
Learner's definition of SHAME
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to feel ashamed
: to force (someone) to act in a specified way by causing feelings of shame or guilt + into