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verb teach pronunciation in American English /titʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyteach
he/she/itteaches
present participleteaching
past tensetaught
past participletaught
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to help students to learn something in a school, college, university, etc. by giving classes

    How long have you been teaching here?

    teach science/math/history etc.:

    I teach English at the high school.

    teach children/teenagers/adults etc.:

    She teaches children with learning difficulties.

    teach something to someone/teach someone something:

    John teaches English to adult learners.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to help someone to learn a skill by showing them how to do it
      teach someone something:

      His mother had taught him some words in Spanish.

      teach someone (how) to do something:

      My uncle is going to teach me to drive this summer.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to change the way that someone behaves or the way that someone thinks or feels about something
    teach someone something:

    The experience taught her the importance of having good friends.

    teach someone to do something:

    These children have to be taught to share with others.

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