teach

teach [ titʃ ] (past tense and past participle taught [ tɔt ] ) verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to help students to learn something in a school, college, university, etc. by giving classes:
How long have you been teaching here?
teach science/math/history etc.: I teach English at the high school.
teach children/teenagers/adults etc.: She teaches children with learning difficulties.
teach something to someone: John teaches English to adult learners.
a ) transitive to help someone to learn a skill by showing them how to do it:
teach someone something: His mother had taught him some words in Spanish.
teach someone (how) to do something: My uncle is going to teach me to drive this summer.
b ) teach school/college etc. AMERICAN to work as a teacher in a school/college etc.
2. ) transitive to change the way someone behaves or the way someone thinks or feels about something:
teach someone something: The experience taught her the importance of having good friends.
teach someone to do something: These children have to be taught to share with others.
I'll teach you to do something SPOKEN
used for saying that you will punish someone for doing something:
I'll teach you to tell me lies!
teach someone a lesson INFORMAL
to punish someone for doing something bad so that they do not do it again
that will teach you (to do something) SPOKEN
used for telling someone that they should have been more careful or should have paid attention to your advice:
That'll teach you to lend her money.
you can't teach an old dog new tricks INFORMAL
used for saying that it is very difficult to make someone do something in a new way when they have been doing it their own way for a long time

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • teach — W2S1 [ti:tʃ] v past tense and past participle taught [to:t US to:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(school/college etc)¦ 2¦(show somebody how)¦ 3¦(change somebody s ideas)¦ 4¦(experience shows something)¦ 5 that ll teach you (to do something) 6 teach somebody a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Teach-in — auch: Teach|in 〈[ti:tʃı̣n] n. 15〉 politische Diskussionsversammlung, bei der durch Aufklärung Missstände aufgedeckt werden sollen [<engl. teach „lehren“ + in „in“] * * * Teach in, Teach|in [ti:t̮ʃ |ɪn], das; s, s [engl. teach in, zu: to teach …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Teach-In — Жанр Поп, европоп Годы 1969 1980 Страна …   Википедия

  • Teach — (t[=e]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taught} (t[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Teaching}.] [OE. techen, imp. taughte, tahte, AS. t[=ae]cean, imp. t[=ae]hte, to show, teach, akin to t[=a]cn token. See {Token}.] 1. To impart the knowledge of; to give… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Teach-In — Pays d’origine  Pays Bas (Enschede) Genre musical Pop Années d activité 1969 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Teach-in — est un groupe qui a gagné le Concours Eurovision de la Chanson pour les Pays Bas le 22 mars 1975 à Stockholm en Suède au S:t Eriksmässan, Älvsjö avec 152 points (Chef d orchestre: Harry van Hoof). Cette victoire fut remarquée parce qu’ils étaient …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Teach-In — steht für: Teach in, eine Form einer Lehr , Diskussions und Informationsveranstaltung Teach In (Band), eine niederländische Popgruppe Teach In (Technik), eine Technik der Roboterkalibrierung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • teach — teach, *instruct, educate, train, discipline, school are comparable when they mean to cause to acquire knowledge or skill. Teach implies a direct showing to another with the intent that he will learn; it usually suggests the imparting of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Teach-In — were a group who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, representing the Netherlands. Teach In were Gettie Kaspers, Chris de Wolde, Ard Weenink, Koos Versteeg, John Gaasbeek and Ruud Nijhuis. The band was formed in 1967, with a different line up… …   Wikipedia

  • Teach — Teach, v. i. To give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor. [1913 Webster] And gladly would he learn, and gladly teach. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The priests thereof teach for hire. Micah iii. 11. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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