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

      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  
      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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