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Definition of coach verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coach
    he / she / it coaches
    past simple coached
    -ing form coaching
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  1. 1to train someone to play a sport, to do a job better, or to improve a skill coach somebody (in/for something) Her father coached her for the Olympics. coach somebody (to do something) She has coached hundreds of young singers. coach something He coaches basketball and soccer.
  2. 2coach somebody (in/on something) coach somebody (to do something) to give someone special instructions for what they should do or say in a particular situation They believed the witnesses had been coached on what to say.
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