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

     

    school

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//skuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they school
    BrE BrE//skuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːl//
     
    he / she / it schools
    BrE BrE//skuːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːlz//
     
    past simple schooled
    BrE BrE//skuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːld//
     
    past participle schooled
    BrE BrE//skuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skuːld//
     
    -ing form schooling
    BrE BrE//ˈskuːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskuːlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) to train somebody/yourself/an animal to do something school somebody/something/yourself (in something) to school a horse She had schooled herself in patience. school somebody/something/yourself to do something I have schooled myself to remain calm under pressure.
  2. child
  3. 2school somebody (formal) to educate a child She should be schooled with her peers.
  4. Word Originverb Old English scōl, scolu, via Latin from Greek skholē ‘leisure, philosophy, lecture-place’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French escole.Extra examples All their children were home schooled. He was well schooled in hiding his emotions. If you have schooled your horse properly, the rest should come easily. They schooled the children of the working classes.
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