W2S1 [ti:tʃ] v past tense and past participle taught [to:t US to:t]
1¦(school/college etc)¦
2¦(show somebody how)¦
3¦(change somebody's ideas)¦
4¦(experience shows something)¦
5 that'll teach you (to do something)
6 teach somebody a lesson
7 you can't teach an old dog new tricks
8 teach your grandmother (to suck eggs)
[: Old English; Origin: tAcan 'to show, teach']
1.) ¦(SCHOOL/COLLEGE ETC)¦ [I and T]
to give lessons in a school, college, or university, or to help someone learn about something by giving them information
→↑learn teach at
Neil teaches at the Guildhall School of Music in London.
teach (sb) English/mathematics/history etc
He taught geography at the local secondary school.
teach sb (sth) about sth
We were never taught anything about other religions.
teach sth to sb
I'm teaching English to Italian students.
teach school/college etc
AmE (=teach in a school etc)
to show someone how to do something
teach sb (how) to do sth
My father taught me to swim.
different methods of teaching children how to read
teach sb sth
Can you teach me one of your card tricks?
to show or tell someone how they should behave or what they should think
teach sb to do sth
When I was young, we were taught to treat older people with respect.
teach sb sth
No one ever taught him the difference between right and wrong.
teach sb that
He taught me that the easy option isn't always the best one.
if an experience or situation teaches you something, it helps you to understand something about life
teach sb to do sth
Experience has taught me to avoid certain areas of the city.
teach sb that
It's certainly taught me that work and money aren't the most important things in life.
5.) that'll teach you (to do sth)
spoken used when something unpleasant has just happened to someone because they acted stupidly
That'll teach you to be late!
6.) teach sb a lesson informal
if someone or something teaches you a lesson, you are punished for something you have done, so that you will not want to do it again
7.) you can't teach an old dog new tricks
used to say that older people often do not want to change the way they do things
8.) teach your grandmother (to suck eggs)
BrE to give someone advice about something that they already know

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