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English definition of “coach”


verb [I or T]     /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.Teaching in general coaching     /ˈkəʊ.tʃɪŋ/ US  /ˈkoʊ-/ noun [U] B2 You're very behind in your English - why don't you get some extra coaching?Teaching in general
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