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[ kohch ]SEE DEFINITION OF coaching

Synonyms for coaching

  • teach
  • train
  • tutor
  • cram
  • drill
  • educate
  • hone
  • prepare
  • ready
  • school
  • break in
  • lay it out for
  • lick into shape
  • pull one's coat
  • put through the grind
  • put through the mill
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Antonyms for coaching

  • learn
  • accept
  • listen
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COACHING

Hal did not need any coaching in the manners or ways of a bushman.

When he saw me last I was coaching Harvard students with more money than brains.

"He won't run off the bridge," cried Cooper, on the coaching line.

"That's playing the game, all right," cried Nelson from the coaching line.

Well, say, didn't you realize what you were doing while you were coaching that fellow?

Finally, the test is almost free from the danger of coaching.

After all, she had not fallen so far behind, but her brother had been coaching her.

Hark, was that a coaching horn, sounding up from Wildwood Road?

We had engaged for a coaching party to Versailles and were to dine there.

It doesn't get the laugh that you expect, and it would if the coaching is done properly.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "large kind of carriage," from Middle French coche (16c.), from German kotsche, from Hungarian kocsi (szekér) "(carriage) of Kocs," village where it was first made. In Hungary, the thing and the name for it date from 15c., and forms are found in most European languages (e.g. Spanish and Portuguese coche, Italian cocchino, Dutch koets). Applied to railway cars 1866, American English. Sense of "economy or tourist class" is from 1949. Meaning "instructor/trainer" is c.1830 Oxford University slang for a tutor who "carries" a student through an exam; athletic sense is 1861.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COACHING

education

nouninstruction, development of knowledge
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