Definition of coach verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    coach

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kəʊtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coach
    BrE BrE//kəʊtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊtʃ//
     
    he / she / it coaches
    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊtʃɪz//
     
    past simple coached
    BrE BrE//kəʊtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊtʃt//
     
    past participle coached
    BrE BrE//kəʊtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊtʃt//
     
    -ing form coaching
    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊtʃɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to train somebody 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/for something) (especially British English) to give a student extra teaching in a particular subject especially so that they will pass an exam
  3. 3coach somebody (in/on something) | coach somebody (to do something) to give somebody special instructions for what they should do or say in a particular situation They believed the witnesses had been coached on what to say.
  4. Word Originverb early 18th cent. (as a verb): figuratively from coach referring to a vehicle.
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