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teachverb [I or T]

uk   us   /tiːtʃ/ (taught, taught)
A1 to give someone ​knowledge or to ​train someone; to instruct: She taught ​English toforeignstudents. [+ to infinitive] Who taught you tocook?teach school US to be a ​teacher in a ​school: We ​moved to a ​smalltown where my ​mother taught ​school and my ​fatherworked in ​realestate.

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(Definition of teach from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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teachverb [I/T]

 us   /titʃ/ (past tense and past participle taught  /tɔt/ )
to ​instruct or ​train someone or give someone ​knowledge of something: [I] I taught for a few ​years before ​becoming a ​lawyer. [T] He taught his ​childrenEnglish/taught ​English to his ​children.teach school To teach ​school is to have a ​jobinstructingchildren in a ​school.
teaching
noun [C/U]  us   /ˈti·tʃɪŋ/
[U] I ​enjoy teaching, but it can be ​exhausting.
(Definition of teach from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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