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coach

noun uk   /kəʊtʃ/ us    /koʊtʃ/

coach noun (TEACHER)

B1 someone whose job is to teach people to improve at a sport, skill, or school subject: a tennis/maths coach someone whose job is to train and organize a sports team : Gus Poyet was appointed as head coach.
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coach noun (VEHICLE)

A2 [C] ( US usually bus) a long motor vehicle with comfortable seats, used to take groups of people on journeys: We're going to the airport by coach. a coach trip [C] an old-fashioned carriage pulled by horses, now used mainly in official or royal ceremonies [C] UK ( UK also carriage, US car) any of the separate parts of a train in which the passengeras sit [U] US →  coach class
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coach

verb [I or T] uk   /kəʊtʃ/ us    /koʊtʃ/
B2 to give special classes in sports or a school subject, especially privately, to one person or a small group: She coaches students in French, usually for exams.
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coaching
noun [U] uk   /ˈkəʊ.tʃɪŋ/ us    /ˈkoʊ-/
B2 You're very behind in your English - why don't you get some extra coaching?

coach

noun [U], adverb uk   /kəʊtʃ/ us    /koʊtʃ/ US
the cheapest type of seats on a plane or train: Even the company's director flies coach most of the time.
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