- 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.
- 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.
NAmE//koʊtʃ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coach
he / she / it coaches
past simple coached
-ing form coaching