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Teach

  

      n   Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America  


teach  
      vb   , teaches, teaching, taught  
1    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive; often foll by: how   to help to learn; tell or show (how)  
to teach someone to paint, to teach someone how to paint     
2    to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal)  
to teach French, to teach children, she teaches     
3    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to cause to learn or understand  
experience taught him that he could not be a journalist     
4      (Also)    teach (someone) a lesson         
Informal   to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour  
     (Old English tæcan; related to tacen token, Old Frisian teken, Old Saxon tekan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign)  
  teachable      adj  
teach-in  
      n   an informal conference, esp. on a topical subject, usually held at a university or college and involving a panel of visiting speakers, lecturers, students, etc.  
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teach  
      vb   , teaches, teaching, taught  
1    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive; often foll by: how   to help to learn; tell or show (how)  
to teach someone to paint, to teach someone how to paint     
2    to give instruction or lessons in (a subject) to (a person or animal)  
to teach French, to teach children, she teaches     
3    tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive   to cause to learn or understand  
experience taught him that he could not be a journalist     
4      (Also)    teach (someone) a lesson  
Informal   to cause (someone) to suffer the unpleasant consequences of some action or behaviour  
     (Old English tæcan; related to tacen token, Old Frisian teken, Old Saxon tekan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn sign)  
  teachable      adj  


Teach  
      n   Edward, known as Blackbeard. died 1718, English pirate, active in the West Indies and on the Atlantic coast of North America  
teach-in  
      n   an informal conference, esp. on a topical subject, usually held at a university or college and involving a panel of visiting speakers, lecturers, students, etc.  

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teach

  
  
advise, coach, demonstrate, direct, discipline, drill, edify, educate, enlighten, give lessons in, guide, impart, implant, inculcate, inform, instil, instruct, school, show, train, tutor  

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exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
v.
to pay close attention to (someone or something)
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
v.
to enchant or fascinate someone
[Liter.] US also "ensorcel"
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
n.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
n.
perpetrator(perpetrador)
n.
scallion (synonym)
exp.
(metaphorically) die
[Fig.]
n.
small handbag without handles
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