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noun [countable] lesson pronunciation in American English /ˈles(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a period of time in which someone is taught a skill
    a driving/dancing/swimming lesson
    She’s taking French lessons from a private tutor.
  2. 2
    a section in a book that teaches you about a particular subject
    Lesson 5 is all about the subjunctive.
  3. 3
    something that you learn from life, an event, or an experience
    One of the most important lessons in life is the value of friendship.
    the lessons of war/history/experience
    1. a.
      a punishment or bad experience that teaches you something
      lesson in: I needed a lesson in humility and I got it.
      The second goal was a lesson in how not to defend a free kick.
      learn a lesson: I hope you’ve learned a lesson from this, young man!
      learn your lesson: People get into debt at such a young age that they have learned their lesson by the time they’re 23.
      teach someone a lesson (=punish someone): That girl needs teaching a lesson.
      let that be a lesson to you: Let that be a lesson to you not to play with matches!

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